25 Jan
14:00 - 18:00

Review: Symposium The Future of a Data-Driven Society

Every day we hear about how artificial intelligence and big data technologies are changing our daily lives, and changing the world. What more will the future bring, and will society be ready for it?

The conversation on ‘The future of a data-driven society’, was held on the day before the Dies Natalis. The event featured keynote lectures by inspiring leaders and competitions for world-changing visions and outstanding research proposals.

Keynote lectures

  • Prof. Carole Goble from the University of Manchester set out her vision on the future of science. Prof. Carole Goble emphasised the importance of sharing and publicising research data according to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), and demonstrated which steps she takes to do so.
  • Prof. Lucy Suchman from Lancaster University. Prof. Lucy Suchman is an anthropologist with extensive experience and expertise relating to the interaction between people and computers. She explained her recent study into the role of robots in geriatric care, and presented a new approach to technological design within the field of healthcare.

Video Symposium: The Future of a Data-Driven Society

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