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Eric Schmidt on the New Digital Age

Emily Maitlis discusses the digital future with Google head Eric Schmidt, data journalist James Ball, curator Honor Harger and risk expert David Spiegelhalter.

On Start the Week Emily Maitlis talks to the Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt about the digital future. A future where everyone is connected, but ideas of privacy, security and community are transformed. Former Wikileaks employee James Ball asks how free we are online. The curator Honor Harger looks to art to understand this new world of technology. And worried about this brave new world? David Spiegelhalter, offers a guide to personal risk and the numbers behind it.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 27 May 2013 21:30

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is the Executive Chairman of Google.


The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, co-written with Jared Cohen, is published by John Murray.


Google management team

James Ball

James Ball is a data journalist working for the Guardian investigations team.


James is taking part in the debate ‘Caught in the Web: How Free are We Online?’ at King’s Place on Monday 10 June.


The Infographic History of the World will be published next month.


James Ball

Honor Harger

Honor Harger is a curator, artist and writer and Artistic Director of Lighthouse.


Under the Shadow of the Drone was commissioned by Lighthouse and produced in partnership with Brighton Festival.


Honor Harger


Under the Shadow of the Drone

David Spiegelhalter

David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge.


The Norm Chronicles: Stories and numbers about danger, co-written with Michael Blastland, is published by Profile Books.


David Spiegelhalter


Role Contributor
Presenter Emily Maitlis
Interviewed Guest Eric Schmidt
Interviewed Guest Honor Harger
Interviewed Guest David Spiegelhalter
Interviewed Guest James Ball
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 27 May 2013 09:00
  • Mon 27 May 2013 21:30