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Trust & Technology Initiative


Sample Events from previous programme years


Annual Conferences

The Trust & Technology Initiative held its launch event on September 20th, 2018 at Robinson College, Cambridge.

Alongside high profile Cambridge academics, including Jon Crowcroft and Ross Anderson, other speakers included Malavika Jayaram (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University) and Danny Sriskandarajah (Secretary General, CIVICUS)

We also had opportunities for networking with figures from industry and academia and short talks from some of the best up-and-coming researchers from Cambridge.

Launch Event Programme


Trust & Technology 2019 Symposium

The annual flagship conference took place at Churchill College, Cambridge on 19th Sept 2019.

The Symposium explored the following key themes:

  1. Automation and Society
  2. Critical Perspectives on Innovation
  3. Technology and Democracy

Full 2019 Symposium Programme



Lunchtime Talks

10th October 2019: Dr Ella McPherson (Department of Sociology; Trust & Technology Initiative) -"Technologies for Human Rights Witnessing: Humans, Machines and Ethics"
5th March 2019: Dr Amanda Prorok (Computer Laboratory): New challenges in the coordination of multiple autonomous vehicles (including task assignment, path planning, and formation control) pertaining to resilience and privacy. 
19th February 2019: Prof Diane Coyle (Bennett Institute for Public Policy) spoke about competition and regulation in the digital sector. 
29th January 2019: Prof Jon Crowcroft (Computer Laboratory) spoke about quantum computing and what it might or might not mean in the context of trust and technology. 
20th November 2018: Prof Simon Schaffer (History and Philosophy of Science) spoke about how trust was initially established, and disputed, around early mechanical computers such as those designed by Babbage. 
25th October 2018: Dr Alice Hutchings (Computer Laboratory) spoke about trust in inherently untrustworthy situations; specifically, how and why cybercriminals trust each other when they are in the business of lying and cheating.


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