Calum Chace
Calum Chace
Contributor, The Yuan

Calum Chace is a keynote speaker and best-selling writer on AI. He focuses on the medium- and long-term impact of AI on all of us, our societies and our economies. He is the author of ‘Surviving AI,’ about strong AI and superintelligence.

AI brings disconcerting change. Beware the “weaponised nostalgia” of populism
The populism that has recently surged can be summarised as ‘weaponized nostalgia.’ Best-selling AI author, keynote speaker and London Futurist Podcast co-host Calum Chace cites historical examples to warn of the perils that demagogues will pose in the age of AI.
Calum Chace  |  Feb 23, 2024
Government regulation of AI is like pressing a big red danger button
Most people outside the AI community are vaguely uneasy about AI, but they are not exactly clamoring for governments to regulate it. Best-selling AI author and keynote speaker Calum Chace examines why this is the case, revealing much about people’s risk tolerance in the process.
Calum Chace  |  Dec 25, 2023
The Bletchley Park summit on AI safety deserves two and a half cheers
There was a good deal of scepticism ahead of the summit on AI safety which took place at Bletchley Park earlier this month. Many world leaders decided to stay away, but the doubts about the organisers sticking to their more ambitious goals proved unfounded. For the first time, political leaders have publicly acknowledged the existential risk of advanced AI, and a global conversation is under way.
Calum Chace  |  Nov 21, 2023
Arabian moonshots may hold huge implications for the whole world
In the run-up to the Global AI Safety Summit in Bletchley Park at the start of November, Calum Chace discusses the role that the Gulf countries might play in helping to develop and deploy AI to universal benefit.
Calum Chace  |  Oct 23, 2023
AI adjudication, legislation around the corner as ‘legal singularity’ looms
The ‘legal singularity’ refers to the law becoming a solved problem, with machines able to predict the outcome of any potential lawsuit such that no cases ever reach court. Best-selling AI author Calum Chace cites law professor Ben Alarie to describe the implications of all this.
Calum Chace  |  Sep 21, 2023
How transformational will transformer AI systems be? Jeremy Kahn weighs in
Tech grows by leaps and bounds and the computing punch USD1,000 can buy is rising exponentially but product and services improvements are coming only in fits and starts. Jeremy Kahn, senior writer at Fortune Magazine, sits down with The Yuan’s Calum Chace in this free-range chat.
Calum Chace  |  Aug 21, 2023
Four notable scenarios foreshadow what might occur when AI outwits humans
On day four of The Yuan’s expedition of intelligence discovery, we fare from Rome to the capital of an ex-vassal state - the later seat of an even greater imperium. London’s origins are shrouded in antiquity. Latinized by the Romans as Londinium, its earlier Celtic name is said to commemorate the sun god Lugh. Best-selling AI author and London Futurist Calum Chace is more focused on the future than the past, however, and foresees ‘Four Cs’ as potential scenarios as AI is poised to become an omniscient, omnipotent deity in its own right.
Calum Chace  |  Jun 22, 2023
Evomics Medical's AI, nuclear medicine are game changers against cancer
As we all know, speed is essential in cancer treatment, so by speeding up the analysis process and getting valuable insights to clinicians sooner, AI can enable diagnoses to be made earlier and more accurately, with lives saved.
Calum Chace  |  May 04, 2023
China and AI: Fearsome dragon, paper tiger, or somewhere in between?
The US leads in Advanced AI, but Beijing has taken a keener interest in AI since DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat the world’s best Go player in 2016. Are the two AI superpowers doomed to inevitable conflict? Best-selling AI author Calum Chace’s answer may surprise you.
Calum Chace  |  Feb 27, 2023
Gearing for a world with quantum computers
Quantum computing is not widely understood and does not draw the same attention as AI, but it is already mighty and set to become even more so. Thus, those who have not yet done so must arm for this disruption and stand ready to reap the new opportunities it will bring.
Calum Chace  |  Feb 23, 2023
The Yuan 2023: Things that AI might become capable of in 2023
The Yuan AI 2023
As the world looks to the new year, one question is whether 2023 will be a year of AI ‘big bangs’ where there are major breakthroughs, or whether it is more likely to be a year where existing AI gets ‘bigger and bigger,’ improving on existing capabilities and gradually adding new ones, all while making fewer of the mistakes that have caused many people to doubt it. AI alignment will become increasingly important as humanity strives to make sure that AI’s goals still align with its own.
Calum Chace  |  Dec 29, 2022
Responsible AI: The Yuan interviews Accenture’s Ray Eitel-Porter
The Yuan contributor and best-selling AI author Calum Chace recently sat down with Ray Eitel-Porter, managing director and global lead for Responsible AI at Accenture, to get his thoughts on responsible AI, what it means, and what the firm is doing to ensure its implementation.
Calum Chace  |  Dec 17, 2022
Saudi Arabia is likely to become a top 10 AI country - and most of the world has not noticed
Emerging markets
When people think of Saudi Arabia, they often think of its vast oil reserves and its role as one of the most important countries in the Islamic world, not to mention OPEC. Yet when it comes to AI, Saudi Arabia receives far less attention than the neighboring UAE, but in recent years it has been quietly building itself into an AI power to wean itself off oil and transform its capabilities.
Calum Chace  |  Oct 27, 2022
The Yuan Retrospective on 2022 AI - Evolution opens the door to longevity
Retrospective on 2022 AI
Calum Chace updates and reassesses some of his predictions as to the evolution of AI in 2022, the original version of which was published at the end of 2021. The best-selling author originally predicted that the world would see better drug discovery processes, diagnostics, and understanding of human biology during the 10th anniversary year of the Big Bang in AI.
Calum Chace  |  Oct 11, 2022
Can the UAE become a major global center for longevity research?
Emerging markets
The UAE has a reputation as one of the most advanced and ambitious countries in the world. Many think of it as at the forefront of new technologies most countries would be unable or unwilling to implement. Writer and AI expert Calum Chace takes a look at the UAE’s efforts in longevity research and what this needs to succeed.
Calum Chace  |  Sep 05, 2022
Scientist puts longevity in the picture
Anastasia Georgievskaya is doing important work for the longevity revolution, using AI to develop biomarkers from photos of consumers’ skin. Ironically, consumers seem more interested in offers of enhanced attractiveness than of extended lifespan.
Calum Chace  |  Jun 14, 2022
Young, and In No Hurry to Get Old
Calum Chace examines how Sergey Young, a longevity leader, is funding research to help humans live longer, healthier, and more productive lives, with artificial intelligence and other new technologies potentially expanding the limits of what is currently possible. Will it soon become possible for humans to halt or even reverse aging, and if so, what would be the ethical ramifications of such an outcome?
Calum Chace  |  Apr 08, 2022
Finding the Right Tools for the AI Longevity Job
Michael Antonov caught ‘the longevity bug’ after helping to found Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headgear company, and selling it to Facebook for US$2.3 billion. He went back to college and taught himself biochemistry, and now he invests in startups which are developing tools to allow us to understand the fabulously complex mechanics of our bodies.
Calum Chace  |  Feb 01, 2022
The Yuan AI 2022 - Evolution Opens Door to Longevity
The Yuan AI 2022
Calum Chace presents the first in a series of articles this week on The Yuan platform predicting the evolution of AI in 2022. The best-selling author predicts in the tenth anniversary year of the Big Bang in artificial intelligence we will see better drug discovery processes, better diagnostics, and better understanding of human biology.
Calum Chace  |  Dec 27, 2021
Bridging the Gap Between Scientists and Clinicians in Anti-Aging Fight
Progress could be made in anti-aging research if scientists had access to the necessary data. That and a critical mass of doctors accepting that aging is a disease which can be tackled. Best-selling author Calum Chace discusses the need for the medical profession to get on board with longevity, and the hurdles to be cleared before a real breakthrough can be made.
Calum Chace  |  Nov 29, 2021
Adding Years to Life and Life to Years
How to understand the aging process, arrest it, and reverse it, is not some crazy plotline from a dystopian science fiction movie, but real, and Dr Eva Bischof is leading pioneering research so everyone can “enjoy a healthy lifespan” and maintain “a high quality of life” in future.
Calum Chace  |  Oct 22, 2021
Putting AI to Work in Longevity Research: Profile of Alex Zhavoronkov
Read Calum Chace narrating the story of Alex Zhavoronkov, chief longevity officer for Hong Kong-based Deep Longevity, who works tirelessly to unlock the secrets of how to arrest and reverse aging using AI.
Calum Chace  |  Sep 13, 2021
Role of AI in Extending Lifespan
New era
Until the past few years, the project of reversing aging was not seen as “proper science,” and not a fit use for public funds. Aging was seen as an inevitable and permanent part of the human condition that cannot be redressed. But today there is significant investment in tackling aging and, recently, a potential game-changer has emerged thanks to the crypto currency community, which includes quite a few billionaires.
Calum Chace  |  Aug 10, 2021
Using AI to Convert Sick Care into Healthcare
Series 7 of the phenomenally successful Apple Watch is about to be launched featuring a blood glucose measurement using terahertz electromagnetic radiation. But Apple is not the only global giant looking to use mHealth apps in the AI healthcare industry, several more are getting involved and want to play a big role in the health and wellness area.
Calum Chace  |  Jun 28, 2021