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?
A video of my conversation with Stuart Russell in Westminster Abbey on 20th November 2018:
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
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
“To food, friends, and freedom.” My traditional toast at dinner is usually readily echoed, whoever happens to be at our table. Yet if I were to substitute Freedom for a more specific word that historically has had much of the same meaning - salvation - then many of our guests might choke on their brussel … Continue reading Freedom to flounder