Laura Caccia

OPENx winner, AI researcher and outdoor swimmer

Since graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in English Literature, Laura has been working for Oxford Insights, a consultancy that advises governments on their artificial intelligence policy. This unusual segue into digital policy has led Laura to believe that these two fields are fundamentally united by the human desire to create. She sees technology as a human endeavour towards coherent communication, just like poetry, and is particularly interested in how these creative spheres will interact in the future. Laura spends her spare time coding, running, wild swimming and playing the harp.

If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

I’d make sure that digital technology and the power to use it is spread through society in a democratic way. This technological revolution has the potential to challenge so many boundaries in class and gender if made accessible to the most vulnerable in society. Anyone can code, and more than ever that knowledge can empower.

We are beyond borders

“I wasn’t expecting to feel so emotional today about real life stories. It was very, very powerful. Just get out there and talk to people. Get out of your comfort zone. Be more generous.”

– TEDxLondonSalon attendee

Favourite TED Talk:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Danger of a Single Story

Meet the TEDxLondon speakers

Peter Drobac

Global health physician, social entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda

Omar Khan

Director of Runnymede and social justice advocate

London School of Bollywood

Bollywood dance team

Emmanuel Speaks

Performance poet, storyteller and musician

Alex Lloyd

OPENx winner, youth justice activist and rock climber

Laura Caccia

OPENx winner, AI researcher and outdoor swimmer

Jamala Osman

OPENx winner, former bank manager and social entrepreneur

Akashi Alam

OPENx winner, medical student and chicken shop enthusiast
Will Young and Christopher Sweeney

Will Young and Christopher Sweeney

Creators of the Homo Sapiens podcast

Grace Savage

Champion beatboxer, artist, actress and dog lover

Winnie M Li

Author, activist, Co-Founder of Clear Lines Festival and PhD researcher

Leng Montgomery

LGBT and trans activist, diversity and inclusion specialist and keen amateur chef

Prof Ian Barnes

Research leader and ancient DNA specialist

Dr Eugenia Cheng

Mathematician, concert pianist and scientist in residence

Andy Coxall

Social anthropologist, youth mentor and youth leadership advocate

Prof Martin Cowie

Professor of Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist and travel lover

Simon Bucknall

Public speaking expert, executive speaker coach and fan of historical fiction

Justice 4 Grenfell

Campaigners and community activists Yvette, Moyra and Tasha

Prof David Rothery

Professor of Planetary Geosciences and part of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury

Dr Julia Shaw

Psychological scientist, science author and co-founder of Spot