The 15 most memorable quotes from Disrupt London 2016

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The 15 most memorable quotes from Disrupt London 2016

From Brexit to bionic arms, our lineup of speakers at Disrupt London 2016 gave us awesome insight into a variety of different topics. In case you missed it, the TechCrunch social team compiled the 15 most memorable quotes from the event.

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Niklas Zennström, Atomico

Over the next 10 years, the most defining technology will be machine learning and AI. We are excited that Europe is so well ahead in AI and specifically the U.K. is on the forefront of machine learning and AI. – Niklas Zennström, Atomico

Check out the rest of Zennström’s interview here.

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Jason Goldberg, Pepo

Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you fail. The venture capital community doesn’t work if people don’t try. It doesn’t work if people don’t get up there and try again. There will be failures. The business model of every good VC involves 90 percent failure. – Jason Goldberg, Pepo

You can check out the rest of Goldberg’s interview here.

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Professor Jackie Hunter, BenevolentBio

The amount of scientific data has exploded over the past few decades…no one scientist, even if they just read papers for the rest of their life, could process all that data. – Professor Jackie Hunter, BenevolentBio

You can check out the rest of Hunter’s interview here.

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Poppy Gustafsson, Darktrace

One of the potential future threats in cybersecurity is what we refer to as trust attacks, instead of stealing information, the attack aims to influence strategic decisions in the business. – Poppy Gustafsson, Darktrace

You can watch the rest of Gustafsson’s panel here.

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Axelle Lemaire, French Digital Minister

We’re going through a massive digital revolution…tomorrow’s societies will be built on data, thanks to people. Human resources are becoming the main assets of companies and new business models. – Axelle Lemaire, French Digital Minister

You can watch the rest of Lemaire’s panel here.

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Matt Hancock, UK Digital Director, on the Brexit vote

If you believe in democracy, and it’s more important now than ever to believe in it, then you have to believe in the result. – Matt Hancock, UK Digital Director, on the Brexit vote

You can watch the rest of Hancock’s panel here.

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Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp

AI and machine learning are core tech, they’re enablers. You can’t build a company for the next 10-20 years without them being a core of your business. – Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp

You can watch the rest of Sohoni’s panel here.

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Mustafa Suleyman, Google DeepMind

We are destined to project our biases and judgments into our technical systems. If we don’t think consciously as designers and technologists about how we are building those systems, we will unwittingly introduce all of those same biases into those systems. – Mustafa Suleyman, Google DeepMind

You can check out the rest of Suleyman’s panel here.

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Daniel Korski, former special adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron

Going forward, I like the concept of an open Brexit. The tech community has to play a real role of what it needs. The tech community needs to create parameters under which the government needs to operate and think about what it can help provide. – Daniel Korski, former special adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron

Check out the rest of Korski’s panel here.

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Dr. Mike Lynch OBE, FREng, FRS, Invoke Capital

We only want to invest in things that have an unfair technology advantage. Once you have that, then the capital should follow. – Dr. Mike Lynch OBE, FREng, FRS, Invoke Capital

Check out the rest of Lynch’s interview here.

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Steve Hilton, Crowdpac, on the Brexit vote

It is the revenge of the disrupt, people have been disrupted by the [tech community’s] agenda… The tech sector has to think of the real human consequences of our innovations. – Steve Hilton, Crowdpac, on the Brexit vote

Check out the rest of Hilton’s panel here.

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Julien Codorniou, Workplace by Facebook

It’s a very different way of working. We want to connect everyone in the company. I think of it as a different way to run a company by giving everyone a voice. – Julien Codorniou of Workplace by Facebook

See the full conversation with Julien Codorniou here.

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Natalia Vodianova, Elbi

The difference on Elbi is, if our community loves what you create, even if you don’t have a dollar, you become a fundraiser. – Natalia Vodianova, Elbi

Check out the rest of Vodianova’s interview here.

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Azmat Yusuf, Citymapper

The whole impetus for [creating Citymapper] was this idea that the city is a place where if you can generate these multimodal options, you can change mobility, the way we move around. If the government opens up the data, then we can focus on the problem of figuring out how to design these experiences. – Azmat Yusuf, Citymapper

Check out the rest of Yusuf’s interview here.

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Amy Chang, Accompany

If you want terms on your terms, then raise long before you raise, invest the time to get to know people. – Amy Chang, Accompany

Check out the rest of Chang’s interview here.

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