Category Archives: opinion

Expert Comment: Banning Huawei from UK 5G network build would never work

Professor of Cyber Security Shujun Li from the School of Computing says the government’s decision to approve the use of Huawei equipment in the construction of new 5G networks is to be welcomed. ‘As a cyber-security researcher, I welcome the … Continue reading

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Future bank cards might “combine fingerprint scanning with fascial recognition”

Royal Bank of Scotland will launch on a pilot basis a biometric card that will allow customers to verify their purchases with their fingerprint. Head of Data Science Research Group at the University of Kent, Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy, was interviewed … Continue reading

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Expert Comment: Bank botched upgrade – ‘data breaches should never have happened’

Commenting on the chaos faced by 1.9 million customers of the TSB, cyber security expert, Professor Shujun Li of the University of Kent said: ‘there have been data breaches that should have never happened with any modern e-banking systems.’ ‘The … Continue reading

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Expert comment: Government’s AI tool will help in online terror fight

In response to the government unveiling an AI tool that can be used to block terrorist content before it uploaded to the web Professor of Computing Ian McLoughlin has said that the success of the technology will only improve over … Continue reading

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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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