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Stuart Russell is a leading expert on artificial intelligence, robotics, and ways of getting and using biological data. He is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of artificial intelligence (AI), its long-term future, and its relation to humanity. He is a leading researcher in the practical applications of machine intelligence. Stuart is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Fransisco.

Jeff Howe explores the frontiers of our media and technology future and brings back valuable, vivid reports on the dangers and possibilities waiting for us there. He coined the term crowdsourcing in 2006 and published a book on the subject in 2008. Co-author, with Joi Ito, of a new book Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, Jeff shows us how to navigate the exponential acceleration of everything digital and its white water confluence with the Internet. He is a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab and an assistant professor and the program coordinator for Media Innovation at Northeastern University

Ross Douthat is the youngest Op-Ed Columnist in the history of The New York Times. Representing a new generation of conservative commentator, Ross enlivens the editorial pages of the Times with his vigorous and penetrating analysis of domestic and international politics and government. Eloquent, thoughtful, and insightful, Ross shines new light on every topic he explores, whether it be the Iraq War, the abortion question, health care, Republicans, Democrats, liberals, conservatives, or American’s evolving role in the world.

John B. Taylor is a world-renowned economist known for his research on the foundations of modern monetary theory and policy and his experience in international economics. He has an active interest in public policy and has served at various senior levels in government. For four years, he was Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs during the first Bush administration. He has been a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and served as its senior economist. He was also a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers. John served as senior economist on President Ford's and President Carter’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1976 and 1977 and as a member of President George H.W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 through 1991.

March 2017
Philip SheppardGermany
Austin KleonItaly
Sian BeilockNorway
John B. TaylorHong Kong
Malcolm GladwellAustria
Kevin AshtonSwitzerland
Don TapscottTaiwan and Australia
April 2017
Sir John OldhamAustralia
Chris AndersonBrazil
Don TapscottMalaysia
May 2017
Tyler CowenSwitzerland
Kevin AshtonBrazil
Daniela RusSouth Korea
Don TapscottJapan
Alex TapscottUnited Arab Emirates and Spain
Clint LaurentAustralia and China
Steven JohnsonAustria
June 2017
Chris AndersonGermany
Paul KrugmanKazakhstan
Don TapscottSwitzerland
Tom KelleyIreland
Kenneth CukierBrazil
Stuart RussellSouth Korea
Simon JohnsonTaiwan
Robert J. GordonFrance
Laurie SantosGermany
Professor Sir Angus DeatonItaly and France
July 2017
Alex TapscottChina
Arkady OstrovskyCzech Republic
Daniela RusItaly
September 2017
Bruce SchneierSwitzerland
John AuthersHong Kong
Kevin AshtonGuatemala
David PillingSouth Africa
November 2017
Tom KelleyDenmark
Kenneth CukierBelgium
Sian BeilockJapan
Don TapscottJapan
Chris AndersonItaly
Michael PettisSingapore
JB StraubelBrazil and Argentina