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Cambridge University Alumni Festival 2024

27 September 2024 - 29 September 2024
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2024 marks the 34th year of the Alumni Festival and an inspiring array of insights and interactions through tours, lectures and panel discussions will be on offer.   

We are delighted that three Jesuans will feature in this year's programme with a panel discussion on AI: beyond hype and fear. This will be a participative event for anyone who would like to face fears and explore hopes for individuals, organisations or human society, prompted by what’s happening in artificial intelligence. Heba Bevan (2011, Engineering), Douglas Board (1975, Maths) and Nick Chatrath (1993, Management Studies) are three leaders whose achievements encompass creating an award-winning tech trailblazer, advising top leaders, studying mediaeval Islamic history and writing satirical novels offer glimpses into a remarkable future. Participants will have the option to share anonymously some information in advance about themselves and AI, so that the event can begin with a sense of “who are we” in the room. Heba will then face into the fears AI can create; Nick will suggest how organisations can get return on their AI investment; while Douglas will ponder AI’s impact on the (already problematic) relationship between humans and organisations. In the second half, the conversation will be driven by those who are present.

This event will be held in the Frankopan Hall at Ƭ on the afternoon of Saturday 28 September. Booking will be via the University Alumni Festival website and further information will be sent out to all Cambridge alumni week commencing 15 July. It is anticipated that this event will sell out very quickly so watch this space.

For further information  where you can also view some of the recorded events from the 2023 Festival.