DSF Author Interview - Brian Christian - "The Alignment Problem"

4th November 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Event
Data Science Festival - Bristol
Welcome to the Data Science Festival. A Month of free virtual events. 20K Community Members. Unlimited access. November 2020. #DSFthegreatIndoors In this Author Interview Session on November 4th, we will discuss "The Alignment Problem" book by Author Brian Christian. Ticket Allocation Process: Once registered through Heysummit, our new event platform, you will be sent your schedule via email which you can you add to your calendar. You will get sent a reminder the day before with your URL link to join the event. Don't forget you can create your own bespoke schedule throughout the whole month of November, adding any talks that catch your eye. Click here to sign up to this specific event: https://tickets.datasciencefestival.com/talks/author-interview/ Click here to see ALL DSF 2020 talks: https://tickets.datasciencefestival.com/schedule/ SCHEDULE 1:00pm Intro 1:05pm Speaker: Brian Christian Talk Title: Discussion of "The Alignment Problem" book by Brian Christian. 1:40pm Community Q&A 2:00pm Close Speaker Bio: Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a New Yorker favorite book of the year. He is the author, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By, a #1 Audible bestseller, Amazon best science book of the year and MIT Technology Review best book of the year. His third book, The Alignment Problem, is forthcoming in October of 2020. Christian’s writing has been translated into nineteen languages, and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science. Christian has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Radiolab, and The Charlie Rose Show, and has lectured at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics. His work has won several awards, including fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, publication in Best American Science & Nature Writing, and an award from the Academy of American Poets. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Christian holds degrees in philosophy, computer science, and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington. A Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, he lives in San Francisco. Please note the Time Zone when you book this event

Event details

From: 4th November 2020, 1:00 PM
To: 4th November 2020, 2:00 PM
Location: Online Event

About the organiser

The focus of this Meetup group is to provide free monthly community data events. About us The Data Science Festival is a global data community. We aim to connect the data world and foster the sharing of knowledge, inspiration and ideas. The global network is dedicated to free education through grassroots technical events. we will cover the latest topics that matter most to data scientists and data engineers. There will be no demos that you can learn from a book or video, instead our speakers will be discussing real world problems, what works, what doesn’t work and why they’ve implemented the solutions they have. They will generate lively discussion and debate, offering real-world take-aways to help you in your job. Who is the Data Science Festival for? • Data engineers, analysts, scientists, and other practitioners • Academics, founders, researchers, authors • R, Python and other software engineers who work with data or want to learn • Data visualisation developers and designers • Non-technical team leads, executives, and other decision makers from data centric startups and large companies looking to utilise open source tools How can I get involved? Visit the DSF site to get involved!  We are actively looking for community minded individuals to help build and grow our group, please feel free to get in touch if you would like to: • Host an event  • Sponsor an event  • Present a session  • Volunteer to help organise the festival