Harry Armstrong

Head of Technology Futures

Harry Armstrong

Harry currently leads Nesta’s futures work, exploring the potential impacts of emerging technology and innovations, like Artificial Intelligence, on industry, society and the economy with a goal to supporting responsible innovation in a wide range of sectors. His research has covered everything from machine learning, cybersecurity and the internet of things to nanosatellites and the emergence of local energy systems. He leads Nesta’s thinking on the ethical and responsible development of AI and machine learning tools, helping to develop and shape policy in and outside of government. He organises the Hot topics event series exploring these emerging technologies and is part of the team organising FutureFest, Nesta's flagship festival of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers about the future.