Category Archives: opinion

DeepMind: can we ever trust a machine to diagnose cancer?

Shutterstock Srivas Chennu, University of Kent DeepMind has recently announced a fresh collaborative partnership with the UK’s health service, with plans for the artificial intelligence firm to develop machine learning technology to research breast cancer. DeepMind, a Google subsidiary, is … Continue reading

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Explainer: how the latest earphones translate languages

Shutterstock Ian McLoughlin, University of Kent In the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, Douglas Adams’s seminal 1978 BBC broadcast (then book, feature film and now cultural icon), one of the many technology predictions was the Babel Fish. This tiny yellow … Continue reading

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Reducing identity theft with verifiable credentials – Think Kent video

As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series – a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University – Professor David Chadwick explores why identity theft is so easy to enact today over the Internet, and how … Continue reading

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Your brain is unique – here’s how it could be used as the ultimate security password

Palaniappan Ramaswamy, University of Kent Biometrics – technology that can recognise individuals based on physical and behavioural traits such as their faces, voices or fingerprints – are becoming increasingly important to combat financial fraud and security threats. This is because … Continue reading

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‘I was at the very cusp between mainframe computers and the microprocessor revolution’

  Steve Baker was among the first cohorts of Computing students in the 1970s. Computers have come a long way since then, and so has his career.   What made you decide to study at Kent? Back in the mid-1970’s, it … Continue reading

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Was Neil Armstrong misquoted? Study suggests his accent could’ve been to blame

This article by Professor Ian McLoughlin was first published in The Conversation. It’s one of the most famous quotes of all time. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” were the first words NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong … Continue reading

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Google has got involved in healthcare data – can we trust it?

Eerke Boiten, University of Kent Google has some of the most powerful computers and smartest algorithms in the world, has hired some of the best brains in computing, and through its purchase of British firm Deepmind has acquired AI expertise … Continue reading

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Can a computer be creative? – Think Kent video: Anna Jordanous

As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series – a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University – Anna Jordanous explores what creativity is and whether computers are capable of achieving it. Can computers be creative? … Continue reading

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Who controls your personal data online? – Think Kent video: Eerke Boiten

As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series – a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University – Eerke Boiten explores who owns and controls your online information, especially on social media. One view of privacy … Continue reading

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Dr Anna Jordanous on Sky Arts documentary

Dr Anna Jordanous has been invited to give her expert opinion on the computational creativity involved in a new musical conceived and generated by computer. Sky Arts documentary ‘Computer Says Show‘ follows the ground-breaking process  of scientists training their computers to … Continue reading

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