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Video Recording by Professor David Runciman, Rae Langton, Philip Pettit, Toni Erskine

Free speech and non-human speakers (18 September 2017)

Video recording of public event held at Trinity Hall Lecture Theatre in September 2017.

We share our world with powerful and vocal non-human agents, such as corporations and, increasingly, AI-based systems of various kinds. Should such agents have a 'right' to free expression, analogous to that of human agents? If not, what restrictions are appropriate in a democratic society, and how should they be imposed?

Professor David Runciman chairs a public event with philosophers Professor Rae Langton (Cambridge) and Professor Philip Pettit (Princeton), and political theorist Professor Toni Erskine (UNSW), for a conversation about these fascinating and timely questions.

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