Calum Chace

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Calum Chace (born March 20, 1959) is an English writer and speaker, focusing on the likely future impact of Artificial Intelligence on people and societies.[1] He became a full-time writer in 2012, after a 30-year career in business.

He is the author of Surviving AI, The Economic Singularity, and the philosophical science fiction novel Pandora's Brain.[2]


Chace studied at Maidstone Grammar School in Kent, England. He later studied philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) at Oxford University. His interest in AI stems from his reading of science fiction, which he describes as philosophy in fancy dress.[3]


Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Chace had a 30-year career in business and ran a media practice at KPMG.[3]

He has published five books on Artificial Intelligence.[4]

In 2017, Chace co-founded the Economic Singularity Club, "a loose group of technologists, academics and writers who think the threat of mass technological unemployment is worth taking seriously".[5] In January 2019 the group published Stories from 2045, a collection of short stories by some of its members speculating on what the world might look like in 2045.


Books Published Year Author(s)
The Internet Consumer Bible[6] 2000 Tess Read, Calum Chace & Simon Rowe
The Internet Start-Up Bible[7] 2000 Tess Read, Calum Chace & Simon Rowe
Pandora's Brain[8][9][10] 2014 Calum Chace
Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence[11][10][9] 2015 Calum Chace
The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the Death of Capitalism[12][13] 2016 Calum Chace
Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities[14] 2018 Calum Chace
Stories from 2045[15] 2019 Calum Chace (editor)


  1. ^ "Life in 2028: how advances in AI could change our lives for the better - and worse". The National. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  2. ^ "Calum Chace : Author and speaker on artificial intelligence". Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Hayes, Dawn (2003-01-20). "School Daze". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  4. ^ "Artificial Intelligence Book Of September 2016".
  5. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  6. ^ Read; CHACE; Rowe (2000-12-07). The Internet Consumer Bible. London: Random House Business Books. ISBN 9780712671972.
  7. ^ Read, Chace and Rowe; results, search; Rowe, Simon (2000-05-04). The Internet Start-Up Bible. London: Random House Business Books. ISBN 9780712669665.
  8. ^ results, search (2014-02-04). Pandora's Brain. Place of publication not identified: Three Cs. ISBN 9780993211607.
  9. ^ a b Arthur, Charles (2015-11-07). "Artificial intelligence: 'Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us'". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  10. ^ a b Kleinman, Zoe (2017-07-21). "AI demo picks out recipes from food photos". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  11. ^ Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence, Three Cs, retrieved 2018-08-28
  12. ^ results, search (2016-07-18). The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism. Three Cs. ISBN 9780993211645.
  13. ^ "MPs want pupils to learn to rival robots – they should be equipped for a work-free world instead". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  14. ^ results, search (2018-04-28). Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities (1st ed.). Chapman and Hall/CRC. ISBN 9780815368533.
  15. ^ "Stories from 2045".