Earlier in June, CogX Festival brought together representatives from business and government to discuss innovation. It was a follow-on to a 2019 event sponsored by several partners including Accenture, BT and Visa. While the conference was held in London, it also was available to virtual attendees in real time and on demand. I watched a panel session on dealing with unpredictable existential threats. The panelists included Robert Hercock, the Chief Research Scientist at BT Security, Clarissa Rios Rojas, a research associate at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and Avast CISO Jaya Baloo.