AI & (IN)EQUALITY SESSION – now online!

On November the 9th at Brave New World Conference we discussed the influence, threats and benefits of artificial intelligence on equality and inequality. A panel discussion organized bij the Brave New World Conference in collaboration with European Parliament. The whole discussion is now online!

MENS – Alexander Mouret

Once again we will be collaborating with Vrij Nederland and the podcast MENS by Sander Pleij. To kick off our collaboration Sander talked with Alexander Mouret the director of Brave New World about how the conference started, about some themes from previous editions and of course about the conference this year.

Free screening of SAMI BLOOD

In collaboration with European Parliament (Lux Film Prize) and Leiden International Film Festival we are happy to invite you to a free online film screening of the film Sami Blood. A Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930’s at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture. A wonderful film and a nice addition to the exploration of inequality that we will be covering this year at Brave New World. You can see the film at until the 13th of November by using the voucher code SAMIBLOODBNW2020. (The screening is capped at 300 viewers.)

New satellite event with TU Delft

We are very excited to announce a new satellite event of Brave New World – TU Delft’s TPM AI-Lab will host its online conference, The (In)Justice Of AI on Wednesday November 11th, 2020. Expect perspectives on systems, governance and values around AI, which holds great promise for solving some of the world’s grand societal challenges with a special focus on ‘AI for children’ en ‘AI in Industry.


The conference is free and open for interested researchers, students and representatives of governmental organizations, NGOs and businesses. You can register for this event here.

Man in the machine (Guest Worker)

Guest Worker is an art installation, made in 2019 by Merijn van Moll and Ruben van de Ven, resulting from a collaboration between the NSvP and SETUP. The installation addresses the question: “What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the labour market what does it mean for diversity and inclusion?” Guest Worker zooms in on gig work and the platform economy and, such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and makes tangible what is at stake.

Full Program 2020 online!

These last weeks we have been working hard to complete our program for you. We are excited to present you a diverse array of speakers on our themes The Future of (In)Equality and Starship Humanity.

Brave New World 2020 – Online Only!

Due to the new developments and measures concerning Covid-19 in the Netherlands, we have decided to present the 2020-edition of Brave New World online only.

UK book launch – Brave New Human, Reflections on the Invisible

On June the 17th, Brave New World and Regent’s University London will be organising an online UK book launch for our latest publication – Brave New Human, Reflections on the Invisible.

Brave New Human – Reflections on the Invisible

Brave New World Conference challenged scientists, artists, writers and philosophers from all over the world to answer a question most people are not only wondering about but, after quite some months of uncertainties, even long for — How will our world look like after corona. Will the COVID-19 pandemic have a lasting effect on us, on our society and on how we see our the world? We bundled their visionary answers, ideas, strategies and arguments in Brave New Human – Reflections on the Invisible to give you an insight in a possible future post-Corona world.

Brave New World launches publishing house

Every year, we bring the most innovative thinkers in culture, politics, business and society together, to discuss how future technologies will affect business, policies and life. And now (especially now!) our discussions will reach beyond our conference halls. So we are launching a brand new publishing house that will take the ideas of Brave New World to your doorstep. The books of Bot Publishers will revolve around the same topics as our conference: future technologies and their ethical and societal impact.