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Trust & Technology Lunchtime Talks

last modified Dec 08, 2018 04:54 PM

The Trust & Technology Initiative is launching a new series of informal lunchtime talks featuring speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds talking about their work in the context of trust and technology. 

We are increasingly dependent on digital and internet technologies which pervade society and these questions of power, trust, and distrust of technology are more important than ever. We're looking forward to you joining us.

All of our lunchtime talks begin at 1pm. The first two talks will be held in the Tank Room at Cambridge Brew House; details on subsequent talks will be announced in due course:

25th October 2018: Dr Alice Hutchings (Computer Laboratory) will talk about trust in inherently untrustworthy situations; specifically, how and why cybercriminals trust each other when they are in the business of lying and cheating.

20th November 2018: Prof Simon Schaffer (History and Philosophy of Science) will be talking about how trust was initially established, and disputed, around early mechanical computers such as those designed by Babbage.

29th January 2019: Prof Jon Crowcroft (Computer Laboratory)

19th February 2019: Prof Diane Coyle (Bennett Institute for Public Policy)

5th March 2019: Dr Amanda Prorok (Computer Laboratory)

All events in our lunchtime talk series are open to the public. Registration is not required

N.B. lunch will not be provided, but the Brew House has an excellent selection of pub food which will be available to order.

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The Trust & Technology Initiative brings together and drives forward interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power; to better inform trustworthy design and governance of next generation tech at the research and development stage; and to promote informed, critical, and engaging voices supporting individuals, communities and institutions in light of technology’s increasing pervasiveness in societies.  

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