Fujimoto, Tesla engineer, Zuckerberg advisor to address Budapest Brain Bar

Renowned scientists, philosophers, public figures and politicians will explore themes such as innovation, robotics, artificial intelligence and new technologies at this year's Brain Bar Festival held in Budapest on Sept 9-10, Europe's largest festival on future, the organisers said on Wednesday.

The event in Millenaris Park will feature speakers such as Japanese star architect Sou Fujimoto, the designer of the Hungarian House of Music to be soon completed in Budapest.

Fujimoto will speak at an urban panel discussing the topic of making cities livable places at 3pm on Thursday. His panel partners will include Roman Sysel, CEE regional director at Bolt, who will talk about the future of mobility.

The event will be addressed by Richard Browning, the founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries which designs, builds and flies Jet Suits, who will give a talk on a new era of human flight. Other speakers include Damian Bogunowicz, strategist engineer of Tesla, and Erik J. Larson, a machine learning engineer discussing the future of artificial intelligence.

The festival will also feature Yael Eisenstat, a former CIA officer, diplomat and national security advisor to Joe Biden, discussing the issue of the freedom of speech versus tech giants, legendary British journalist Alan Rusbridger, chief editor of The Guardian between 1995 and 2015, addressing the topic of digital sovereignty and Gladden Pappin, chief advisor to Mark Zuckerberg, talking about threats to the freedom of speech and social media censorship.

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