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 – 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 pilot’s license and previously, she was the Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs.

Photo credit: George Gottlieb

Gemma Milne @gemmamilne

I have a bit on this in my batteries chapter of my book...had a few beta readers asking me why I brought it up.

Because domination of core components of systems, economies, countries means domination of society.

Literally all I do as Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence:

That’s a bad idea.
That’s a bad idea.
That’s a terrible idea.
That’s a bad idea.
That’s a really bad idea.
That’s a bad idea.
FFS, not Sophia the robot again.
That’s a bad idea.

I’m *so* psyched to be heading to #FutureBook19 next week - who else is going / who wants to hang?

Just finished reading this, and wept at the last page. What a stunning, gripping, surprising, thought-provoking read by @LauraCummingArt 👏👏👏

Fact check. Boris Johnson is not telling the truth in this debate.

Crazy! anyway, I wonder what happens to poor non-white people and transgender people when it comes to renting

It is inappropriate and misleading for the Conservative press office to rename their twitter account ‘factcheckUK’ during this debate. Please do not mistake it for an independent fact checking service such as @FullFact, @FactCheck or @FactCheckNI

most depressing bit of the whole thing for me, of a less than inspiring hour

i am screaming. jeremy corbyn looked like he wanted to box up the people who booed when he started talking about poor people #leadersdebate




The Conservative Party Press Office office has just rebranded itself as "FactCheckUK”

If not illegal,

It is the most disturbing act of propaganda and disrespect for the truth.


I am unspeakably furious about this.

I’m factcheckUK and so’s my wife. #LeadersDebate #ITVDebate

I am getting so many (anonymous) emails with people who want me to check certain authors or papers that I cannot possibly follow up.
So many names...
And so much hidden pain among honest scientists about these dishonest coworkers.
I need help with this. It is just too much.

Marie Kondo opening an online shop that sells dumb crap you don’t need is my favorite heel turn of 2019.

This is a great piece from @utafrith - making the case that a 'quality over quantity' approach to academic publishing could lead to a healthier research environment and better science overall. #slowscience 🐌🔬

Book 28 ✅
‘Queens of the Kingdom’ by Nicola Sutcliff
This is a wonderfully thought-provoking glimpse into the lives, the minds and the realities of women living in Saudi Arabia.
Sutcliff interviews a hugely…

Funny how only women die when sex acts go wrong.

This is a lie.

🔴It won’t apply to all (or even most) “child killers” - only adults who commit murder.

🔴The law *already* provides for whole life tariffs for adults who murder children.

The number of cases this will apply to is virtually nil. It is a distraction. It is a lie.

still find it jarring that Prince Andrew has been interviewed on a prime time TV spot and allowed to deny all allegations, but he still hasn’t been interviewed by police.