Nigel is one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of artificial intelligence. Beyond exploring A.I. from a technological standpoint, his work also considers some of the broader, philosophical questions posed by the digital age; his seminal text, The Spy in the Coffee Machine, examines how advancements in tech could corrode trust and privacy. Along with long-time friend and colleague, Tim Burners Lee, he co-founded the Open Data Institute, an incredible platform incubating new businesses by sharing and democratising knowledge. We whisked him away from Jesus College, Oxford to speak to us about the brave new world ahead and debunk some common misconceptions about a technology that evokes wonder and fear in equal measure.