Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind


Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker, and practising barrister. A past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, he studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating first in his year. As a youngster, he was ranked the best debater in the world.

Jamie is passionate about technology (from AI to Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality) and politics. This year he will publish Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018). He writes and speaks about the future of power, freedom, justice, and democracy.



Jamie Susskind @jamiesusskind

@FutureAdvocacy @VictoriaLIVE Think tank @futureadvocacy says deep fakes are a threat to democracy and that British politicians are leaving it to tech companies to deal with.

They've created these videos to highlight the problem. The full story on @VictoriaLIVE this morning.

Congratulations Laura. We'll miss you in Chambers but our loss is Parliament's gain. Try to keep the Tories honest...

The entire sex education syllabus in the early noughties

Very powerful by @Freedland - none of us should have ever been put in this position. Labour is not quite what we thought

I would only add that British Jews should not feel this alone. If “solidarity” is to mean anything than we should ALL believe this and feel/act accordingly https://t.co/J5DbLnprgo

For months - years, in fact - Labour exiles have been told that Tom Watson would save the soul of the Labour Party from Jeremy Corbyn.

I wish Tom well, but regret that he didn’t do what needed to be done - and what really only he could have done.

Reading this report into the chronic dishonesty of Keith Vaz, it would be quite something for Labour to let him stand as their candidate in this election | https://t.co/jab8XXLZo0

This is welcome news. Williamson has been baiting Jews from the comfort of Parliament for far too long.

An important early judgment from the newly-minted Mr Justice Chamberlain | Met’s citywide ban was unlawful https://t.co/zWey3Aiyvd

There are some things which, even if a machine could do them 'better', shouldn't be automated because their value lies in their having been done by a human.

E.g. a best man's speech. Choosing a gift for a partner.

What are other good examples?

Big thanks to @jamiesusskind and hope to see you in Riga again some day!

Great to be back in the Baltic and hearing about all the exciting things going on in tech here

There is nothing controversial in saying one reads or even admires the world of Marx. He’s a giant of western thought and his works are still relevant today.

But to call oneself a Marxist is something else altogether, and is not easy to defend with the century we’ve just had

Is Labour selecting a candidate to run against Chris Williamson in Derby North?

I have recently moved off the Twitter algorithm onto the chronological timeline. I can heartily recommend it.

Accounts I haven’t seen in ages, random nuggets and perspectives. Why I joined Twitter in the first place.

The editors of Chitty showing the precision for which commercial lawyers are famed

TBF the book only costs £565

American legal friends:

What are your recommendations for the best substantive textbooks on (1) the 1st Amendment and (2) US discrimination law?