13th September 2021 | Live Stream

From pandemics to populism, AI to ISIS, wealth inequity to climate change, humanity faces unprecedented challenges that threaten our very existence. But how we see them affects how we respond and lets us uncover hidden options that expand our thinking.

On 13th September, Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Francis de Vericourt - the authors of the bestselling Big Data - are LIVE on the Salon digital stage to explain how humans have a unique cognitive ability to frame - to create mental models that allow us to spot patterns, make predictions and grasp new situations. While computers may now excel at reasoning and judgement, framing is unique to humans.

Yes, blending fascinating stories with cutting-edge research, you'll discover why it's useless to try to think outside the box, how Spotify beat Apple by framing music as experience, how the #metoo movement reframed the perception of sexual assault from silence to solidarity, and how framing Covid-19 as seasonal flu led to disaster whereas framing it as SARS delivered New Zealand from the pandemic.

Together, Kenneth, Viktor and Francis will explore how to make better decisions in the age of algorithms, and will revolutionise not only how we think about our future, but how we think about everything.

Come along and learn how to master an essential skill for the 21st century.

Book on the Salon for £7 or get the book and the livestream (and a watch back function) for just £22: 'Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil'. Or become a member and let us curate a whole year of ideas - and watch whenever you like.