Liv is a professional speaker who inspires and entertains audiences of clients from a broad range of industries.
Wielding such maxims as “your gut is your friend… but so is a cost-benefit analysis” and “don’t hate the players, change the game,” she has become a popular speaker in the TED community, and one of the few people to give two talks: the first in 2018 on high stakes decision-making, and again in 2023 on the risks of excessive competition within the AI industry.
She has also spoken at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Websummit, Devcon, Summit-at-Sea, and many more.
Check out some of her most popular talks below.
Applying Poker Strategies to Business & Life
Like poker, life is a game of high-stakes decisions under uncertainty. Liv explores the thinking techniques of top poker players, including cognitive bias reduction, emotional control and the role of intuition in decision-making.
Introduction to Statistics, Game Theory and Forecasting
We live in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, so how do we keep our sense-making capabilities in top shape? Drawing from her background in science, poker and applied rationality, Liv explains how to upgrade your prediction skills with techniques such as expected value thinking and Bayes Rule.
Artificial Intelligence & Games
Artificial Intelligence is poised to be the most impactful technological breakthrough of the 21st century, and games are a great way of measuring its progress. In just a few decades, algorithms have advanced from rudimentary tic-tac-toe solvers of the 1950s to powerful AI defeating world champions in notoriously complex games. Liv explores what sets these technologies apart from the human mind, and what their implications are for our future.
Philanthropy is undergoing a scientific revolution. Previously, charity and the act of “doing good” was a fuzzy, unmeasurable concept that most people felt couldn’t — or maybe even shouldn’t — be evaluated or compared. But nowadays, improved data and evidence allows us to better measure the impact of our philanthropic actions. In this illuminating talk, Liv discusses how, and why, we should prioritize between cause areas, and how we can maximize the positive impact we want to achieve on the world.
How far does the Earth stretch if you cut it into one metre cubes and lay them out in one long line? When is a positive medical test result still more likely to be false than it is to be true? And which likelihoods are closer together: 50% and 1%, or 1% and 0%? Prepare to have your mind blown as Liv explores fascinating counterintuitive concepts that defy our deepest instincts.
A Woman in a Man’s World
As a female professional poker player, heavy metal enthusiast and physics graduate, Liv is very accustomed to being the only girl in the room. Liv discusses the pros and cons of being a woman in a male-dominated industry.