James Maclaurin

James Maclaurin

Keynote Speaker: Professor; Co-Director, Centre for AI and Public Policy at the University of Otago

James Maclaurin Biography

James Maclaurin is a philosopher of science with particular interest in computing and information science (particularly artificial intelligence and it’s impact on humanity) and in the life sciences (especially ecology and evolutionary biology). He is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and his PhD is from the Australian National University (RSSS). He has taught at the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and Victoria University of Wellington where he was a Marsden Post Doctoral Fellow. He is a co-director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy. He was appointed University Public Orator in 2019.

He is an organizer (with Colin Gavighan and Ali Knott) of the University of Otago’s Artificial Intelligence and Society Group as well as a PI with Colin and Ali on the “Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand” project funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation. His other research centers on Philosophy of Biology (where he has written on innateness, fitness, theoretical morphology, and biological diversity) and on the application of evolutionary principles in other domains such as philosophy of time, computer science and economics. He has also written on metaphilosophy. He is co-author with Kim Sterelny of What is Biodiversity? (University of Chicago Press); co-author of the forthcoming Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence (MIT Press); editor of Rationis Defensor: Essays in Honour of Colin Cheyne (2012, Springer); and co-editor of A New Science of Religion (2012, Routledge) with Greg Dawes.

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James Maclaurin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Artificial Intelligence, Authors and Education. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. James Maclaurin generally travels from North Dunedin, New Zealand and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lambèr M.M. Royakkers, John Danaher and John Zerilli. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Maclaurin for an upcoming event.

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Maclaurin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for James Maclaurin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Maclaurin or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book James Maclaurin?

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Maclaurin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Maclaurin for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

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James Maclaurin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Artificial Intelligence, Authors and Education. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. James Maclaurin generally travels from North Dunedin, New Zealand and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lambèr M.M. Royakkers, John Danaher and John Zerilli. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Maclaurin for an upcoming event.

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