Jesus professor one of GQ’s 50 most influential people

first_imgIt specialises in the use of opendata to support innovation, trainingand research by governments andprivate companies. The personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users were acquired through the 270,000 Facebook users who used a Facebook app called ‘This Is Your Digital Life’, breaching the digital terms of service. It receives funding from the UK Technology Strategy Board and includes Deutsche Bank and Ocado Technology as its members. The President of the Jesus CollegeJCR congratulated Shadbolt on theirbehalf, saying “we are very lucky tohave such a caring principal. In GQ, Shadbolt has propounded the benefits of increased use of AI, saying “every aspect of how individuals, corporations and governments function can be more effectively managed with the right application of the right data.” Professor Shadbolt is also the Principal of Jesus College and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science where he specialises in human centred computing, a new and increasingly important field in AI. Sir Nigel Shadbolt was recognised by GQ for the work he does with the Open Data Institute, which GQ describes as the ‘“not-evil” WikiLeaks’. He co-founded it with Sir TimBerners-Lee, the inventor of theWorld Wide Web, in 2012. Strikes can also be launched by individuals, like when the NHS was subject to a cyber attack causing the shutdown of hundreds of thousands of computers in 2017. Furthermore, data has left it possible for political actors of all sizes to launch software strikes with increasing force, such that Professor Shadbolt has called for ‘enforced conventions, treaties and limitations’ in the digital world. Some of his current researchfocuses on the theory and practiceof social machines, applications thatsucceed by integrating humans andcomputers. This scandal demonstrated how data mining could be used to political ends without the knowledge of the public or authorities. “He’s really made our college abetter place. Huge congratulationsto Nigel! We are all very happy forhim!” However, in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he has also argued that “consumers and citizens should be empowered, not oppressed by data and its analysis.” As well as specialising in data and AI, Professor Shadbolt has researched and published on topics including cognitive psychology, computational neuroscience and the Semantic Web. Shadbolt and Berners-Lee’s brainchild, the Open Data Institute, was created after both worked as Information Advisors to the Coalition government, where they supervised the release of many public data sets as open data. This may be in response toincreased tensions over foreigngovernment interference in electionsthrough digital means, includingalleged Russian interference in the2015 US Presidential election and the2016 UK EU referendum. This will lead to greater supportfrom machines in ways that seemmore similar to humans as throughthe accumulation of data and useof AI machines can resemble closedloved ones. He was also congratulated by theUniversity and the department ofComputer Science via twitter.last_img read more

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