Human Entities 2019: Stephanie Hare

  • Location:
    Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Campo Santa Clara 142-145, 1100-474 Lisbon, Portugal

Human Entities 2019: culture in the age of artificial intelligence
Third edition
Wed 17 April 2019, 18.30 – 20.30
All welcome, admission is free but registration is required, in English

Facing Up to Biometrics
Stephanie Hare
Researcher and broadcaster

Our face, voice, DNA, fingerprints and other data about our bodies (also known as our biometrics) are increasingly being used by governments and companies to identify and monitor us, and to analyse, predict and control our behaviour. The risk to our privacy, our civil liberties and our democracies is so grave that even technology giants such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon are asking for regulation. What role – if any – do we want biometrics technologies to play in our society? How would they transform private and public life? Can regulation prevent the worst-case scenarios?

Stephanie Hare
Stephanie Hare is a researcher focused on technology, politics and history. Selected for the Foreign Policy Interrupted fellowship and the BBC Expert Women programme, she shares insights on television and radio and has published in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Project Syndicate, the Herald, CNN and the Guardian. Previously she has worked as a principal director at Accenture Research, a strategist at Palantir, a senior analyst at Oxford Analytica, and a consultant at Accenture. She has held the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford, has a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.


This event is part of
Human Entities 2019: culture in the age of artificial intelligence
3rd edition
Public talks, March – May 2019
Read more about the programme here:

Organised by CADA in partnership with the Lisbon Architecture Triennale