Closing keynote: The renaissance of our species – discovering the integration between humans and machines
For centuries, humans have dreamt of overcoming the physical limitations of their bodies. Technology now offers us the ability to do so, to push the boundaries of humanity and develop it into something new. Cyborgs are real – people are already using cybernetics as body parts to extend their senses and perception. The implications and opportunities are endless.
Neil Harbisson is the world’s first official cyborg, celebrated artist and cyborg activist – who has used cybernetics to overcome his colour blindness. The antenna implanted in his skull not only allows him to perceive colours that other humans can see, but also those that are outside human vision such as infrared and ultraviolet.
Join Neil’s closing keynote as he focuses on how we are becoming technology, and how taking an active part in our own biological evolution is no longer a theory. The talk will focus on how we can merge with machines to increase our own potential, our creativity and how this will forever transform work.
- Neil Harbisson, World’s first Cyborg Artist and Co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation
- Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD