University Digital Services: is an avalanche coming?

Boards (exec and non exec) should consider technology integrated with university services, not a separate concern the ‘IT department’. This is not yet the default behaviour within the HE sector. Specific opportunities include: faster assessment & feedback, personalised tuition, and paperless administration processes. These reforms will increase University efficiency and effectiveness. Digital is not the … Continue reading University Digital Services: is an avalanche coming?

Trust is Britain’s secret weapon in the global AI race

From self-driving cars to new drug discoveries and devices which know what you want before you do, AI has the potential to transform our lives as fundamentally as the printing press and electricity. It is estimated AI could add $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030. No surprise then that the UK government’s industrial strategy … Continue reading Trust is Britain’s secret weapon in the global AI race

AI Ethics: send money, guns & lawyers

Photo: Iulian Ursu (cc) My speech notes, for a talk given to the Westminster Abbey Institute on 31 May 2018 This evening I’d like to present a problem within what I believe to be the most transformative technology of our lives: artificial intelligence. I’ll suggest why I think that problem will involve some colossal rows involving … Continue reading AI Ethics: send money, guns & lawyers