Living in a Cyber-Enabled World

An exploration of the state of software today, how we got to where we are, and what we shall need to do to shore up the foundations of a digital society that is increasingly built on sand. The lectures are designed to inform, to entertain, and to stimulate balanced discussions that lead to effective actions. It is hoped that these lectures may play a role in accelerating the transition of the craft of software development into a mature engineering profession.

Past Lectures In This Series
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Should We Trust Computers?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 6:00PM
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A Very Brief History of Computing, 1948-2015

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 6:00PM
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How Can Software Be So Hard?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 6:00PM
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Computers, People and the Real World

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - 6:00PM
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Cybersecurity

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 3 May 2016 - 6:00PM
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Big Data: The Broken Promise of Anonymisation

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 6:00PM
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Are you the Customer or the Product?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 6:00PM
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Safety-Critical Systems

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 6:00PM
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The Dilemmas of Privacy and Surveillance

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 6:00PM
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What Really Happened in Y2K?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 6:00PM
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Making Software 'Correct by Construction'

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 6:00PM
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Artificial Intelligence

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 6:00PM
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Is Society Ready For Driverless Cars?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 6:00PM
Future Lectures In This Series
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Will Bitcoin and the Block Chain Change the Way we Live and Work?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 6:00PM
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Should We Vote Online?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 6:00PM
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The Internet of Things

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 6:00PM
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Computers and Warfare

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 6:00PM
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Computers and the Future

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 6:00PM