Today's computers don't understand us. In the future we will wear them and they will be inside us, as implants - so we had better get them sorted out while we have a chance. This lecture looks at how common problems with today's computers may be solved, and what sorts of new problems will arise.
Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University where he established the Future Interaction Technology Lab. His passion is designing dependable computer systems to accommodate human error. He has been a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award holder and a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He has also contributed to the Encyclopedia Brittanica and was Gresham Professor of Geometry between 2001 and 2004.
All of Professor Thimbleby's previous lectures may be accessed here.