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Sophie Hackford
Futurist at Futurist


Sophie Hackford is a futurist. She has given 160+ provocative talks to boards and exec teams on novel science and tech. Whether quantum computing, AI, or robots in space, Sophie’s talks animate complex technologies in glorious technicolour.

Sophie is an advisor to John Deere & Co, on the future of food, climate, and technology.

Sophie also co-founded 1715Labs: a spinout from Oxford University’s Astrophysics Department, labelling data to train algorithms. She is on the board of two growth-stage startups.

Sophie previously worked at WIRED Magazine, at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, and Oxford University where she raised $120m for frontier-bending research.

Despite very real threats, Sophie is an optimist about the future.