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ECS Professor to talk at Cheltenham Science Festival

Published: 27 May 2009

Professor Nigel Shadbolt will be talking at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Digital Footprints.

The UK has one of the most advanced digital surveillance systems in the world providing the authorities and other institutions with large amounts of information about all our lives. Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampotn, will join systems engineer Martyn Thomas and Ed Gibson, Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft UK and former FBI special agent, to share inside information about how our everyday activities — from credit card spending to internet use — are monitored, recorded and used for anything from tracking international criminals to recording our complex shopping habits.

The event on Sunday 7 June takes place at 4.15pm in Cheltenham Town Hall as part of the Cheltenham Science Festival 09.

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