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Trust & Technology Lunchtime Talks

last modified Feb 14, 2019 08:24 PM

The Trust & Technology Initiative is continuing our 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 and are open to the public, and are held in venues in central Cambridge. Registration is not required

Upcoming talks:

19th February 2019: Prof Diane Coyle (Bennett Institute for Public Policy) will be talking about competition and regulation in the digital sector. 

Location: Cambridge Brew House (Tank Room)

5th March 2019: Dr Amanda Prorok (Computer Laboratory) will be talking about new challenges in the coordination of multiple autonomous vehicles (including task assignment, path planning, and formation control) as they pertain to resilience and privacy. 

Location: Cambridge Brew House (Tank Room)

Previous talks:

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.

Location: Cambridge Brew House (Tank Room)

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. 

Location: Cambridge Brew House (Tank Room)

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. 

Location: Cambridge Brew House (Tank Room)

N.B. lunch is not provided at our lunchtime talks, but food 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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