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Cristina Criddle    

Financial Times Technology Reporter, Former BBC Technology Reporter, Artificial Intelligence Speaker & Event Host

Cristina Criddle is a technology reporter at the Financial Times covering AI, social media, the future of work, NFTs and emerging technologies. She has broken exclusives on governments launching NFTs, failures in moderation at big tech companies and illegal NDAs being used in the NHS.

Criddle is a specialist speaker on Artificial Intelligence, examining how AI has entered the consumer market, with mass adoption of advanced models like Chat GPT coming into common use and transforming workplaces. She highlights the need for regulation, action and agency as the AI arms race continues raising huge questions for humanity.

Previously, Criddle was a technology reporter at the BBC, working across TV, radio and online, including on the Today Program and BBC Breakfast. She also produced the leading BBC 3 documentary the Instagram Effect featuring exclusive testimony from insiders about how the platform impacts wellbeing.

Criddle is a specialist speaker on the Metaverse, able to cover the following range of topics:

  • As we increasingly live our lives online, what is our interaction with technology going to be in the metaverse?
  • Corporate applications of the metaverse – hybrid working and using emerging technology VR/AR for training etc.
  • Social applications: how to form meaningful interactions/communities online
  • Moderating the metaverse, issues around abuse, regulation, competition
  • Monetising the metaverse: as a brand/business, as an individual
  • How Web3, crypto, NFTs come into this
  • And AR/VR/Gaming developments
  • The ethical debates around what it means to be spending more time digitally

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