Gemma Milne

Gemma Milne


Gemma is a Scottish creative science nerd obsessed with tech, design, Irn Bru and pi. She is a Writer & Podcaster, Forbes contributor and freelance writer for The Guardian, Singularity Hub, The Drum, Adweek, Imperica & Ogilvydo, covering science, tech, culture and politics.

Gemma is also Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt โ€“ an organisation connecting the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Science: Disrupt produces podcasts, events and editorial, and has brought together a large community (both on and off-line) of brilliant thinkers and do-ers. They focus on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing & changing the way we do academic research.

Gemma is an International speaker having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx and works with the World Economic Forum as one of their Global Shapers.

Gemma is currently training for her pilotโ€™s license and previously, she was the Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs.

Photo credit: George Gottlieb

Gemma Milne @gemmamilne

The new Theranos documentary on HBO is a perfect complement to Bad Blood by the way - bringing to life the people, the messaging and the incredulity of those caught up in the mess live on screen ๐Ÿ‘Œ

China is a very hard place to freely report from, but surely this should still be the biggest story in the world. Years from now, we will not be able to say we didn't know.

Public procurement blunders puts women's health at risk. Planning public health contracts and deciding to them in-house or outsourcing should include a robust gender impact assessment. @TransparencyUK @opencontracting

1. Last night, I was invited to be on the BBC show โ€˜This Weekโ€™. I thought that Davos was a bewildering experience, but this beat everything.

Babylon Health's software, pushed on millions of NHS patients as an alternative to calling the doctor's office, has a record of complaints about its chatbot and questions around its AI claims

You know itโ€™s a big deal when even the misspelled version is trending... #RevokeArticle50 #RevokArticle50

ICYMI - my piece on Theranos, hype and idealism in deeptech...and how we as an audience must accept our complicity in the rise of problematic people (and companies) when they play to our emotions and desires. For @ForbesEurope

Stanford just launched their Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (@StanfordHAI) with great fanfare. The mission: "The creators and designers of AI must be broadly representative of humanity."

121 faculty members listed.

Not a single faculty member is Black.

This has you written all over it @Philip_Ellis

Excited to be hosting the @ICEnterpriseLab Venture Catalyst Challenge 2019 this evening - the top 6 startups from their student and recent alumni base, spanning health, AI, robotics, fintech, energy and social impact! Livestream kicking off at 6.45 on the Imperial FB page ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ™Œ

"Believing in hype and idealism is not just about being conned by master manipulators and liars, itโ€™s also about our desperation and desire for what theyโ€™re saying to be true."

I wrote about how @alexgibneyfilm's Theranos documentary made me stare at my own complicity in the face, and how it should act as a cautionary tale for European deeptech, today in @ForbesEurope

A German TV reporter appears at @guardian for an interview. "You're doing a whole hour on Brexit crimes?" I say. No British broadcaster has done that. "In Germany, we think this is a v important topic. It affects the entire future of Europe. People really need to know the truth."

excuse me? it raises your risk of *oesophageal* cancer, which is fairly rare. Drinking 3 cups of v hot tea a day raises avg risk from โ‰ˆ0.06% a year to โ‰ˆ0.1% a year, if I've read it right.

The thing that really raises your risk is getting older, so try not to do that

Here's our piece covering some of the fascinating space startups at @hellotmrc ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿ”ญ.

What a bloody privilege to host the awesome @hellotmrc in Paris last week ๐Ÿ™Œ
Especially love Clarice the cracking stage manager making an appearance in that second photo - not enoughโ€ฆ

Well this was an utter whirlwind - incredible reporting, writing and bringing-to-life from @BarbaraDemick, following the lives of 6 North Korean defectors. Highly recommended reading ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Hi @andrealeadsom, just FYI gay and bisexual kids consider suicide at three times the rate of their straight peers and your words today will make them feel even more isolated and ignored. You're not protecting anybody, you're actively harming children who are already vulnerable.

Cracking round up of some of the top highlights of @hellotmrc from @GintareBucaite up on @sciencedisrupt ๐Ÿ™Œ Excited to be welcoming contributions from our awesome community, the first of many to come...! (And give @LawrenceYolland a shout if you want to get involved too ๐Ÿ˜ฌ)

โ€œItโ€™s great that prisons make spaces between the bars to wave to cellmates.โ€
(Facebook didnโ€™t make the tool for us to manage our time online, they originally made the tool to build a biz model around selling our time and attention to advertisers - sorry to break it to you pal)