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Millennium Technology Prize Forum 2024

Intelligence at a Crossroads: Machines or Humans?

Intelligence at a crossroads: machines or humans?

Rapid advances in technology have the potential to transform our lives and world beyond imagination. New disruptions create new opportunities and new challenges: how to make best use of technology without losing control?

Time: 30 October 2024 at 9:00-15:00
Place: Dipoli, Espoo, Finland
On site by invitation only. Stream available globally.

wednesday 30 October 2024

08:30Coffee and networking

What can we learn from science fiction that explores the incredible potential of technology? Is the technology of the real world leading us towards a utopia – or a dystopia?

What are the emerging technologies that will define our future? From artificial intelligence to advanced biotech to quantum computing, what tools do we have at our disposal to reach a utopia?
11.30Millennium Young Scientist Contest


How can we foster trust in technology? How can we ensure that humanity is able to control the technology it creates?
15:00End of Forum



Amandeep Singh Gill

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology

Bio & more

Director General

Malte Lohan

Orgalim (Europe’s Technology Industries)

Bio & more


Sabrina Maniscalco

Quantum Information, Computing and Logic, University of Helsinki

Bio & more


Thierry E. Klein

Nokia Bell Labs Solutions Research

Bio & more

Global Head of Design

Peter Skillman


Bio & more


Minna Ruckenstein

University of Helsinki

Bio & more

D.H. Chen Professor

Karl Deisseroth

Stanford University

Bio & more

More speakers to be announced

Host of the event

Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer, host of our Millennium Forums 2021 and 2022, returns to be your guide to the programme. 

Palmer hosts “The Intelligence”, a daily news podcast published by The Economist since 2019. He began his work for The Economist in 2014 as a science and technology correspondent. Before that, he was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT and a science and technology reporter at the BBC. He has a doctorate from Imperial College London and is a former physicist who specialized in high-power laser development and ultrafast spectroscopy.

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