About this day
For A-level and IB students
Computer Science in Action is the ultimate enrichment day for Key Stage 5 computer science students. In five lively sessions experts from academia and industry will explore relevant topics that complement the curriculum. These sessions will motivate students to excel and give them ideas about future careers. An additional talk on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed.
Programme & speakers
Putting people at the heart of artificial intelligence Andrew Rogoyski, Director of Innovation and Partnerships, Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI
Andrew will explore the recent renewed interest in AI and how this technology is starting to make its presence felt in many walks of modern life. He will also talk about how the new Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI intends to change the direction of AI, from technology-led developments into something that tries first and foremost to solve the challenges faced by human beings.
About Andrew Rogoyski
Andrew is the Director of Innovation and Partnerships development for the new Surrey Institute of People-Centred Artificial Intelligence at the University of Surrey. He is a business leader, strategist and technologist with experience spanning 30 years in industry, government and academia.
Smart Cities Matthew Leeke, University of Warwick
Matt will explore how state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and the smart devices we use daily can solve some huge societal problems.
About Matthew Leeke
Matt is a Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Logic Mark Jago, Nottingham University
What is logic and what is it good for? Mark will start from a problem in logic and mathematics, show how Alan Turing set out to solve it, and how he inadvertently invented the modern computer.
About Mark Jago
Mark Jago, Professor of Philosophy at Nottingham University, works on metaphysics, the mind, knowledge, language, logic, and social issues. He explains how to think about impossible things.