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Boosting participation in science and engineering

A series of events were held at Leeds Beckett’s University Business Centres to celebrate and explore the role of women in leadership. Ahead of her talk in Wakefield on Tuesday 13 November, Professor Dorothy Monekosso shared an insight into her research, which aims to boost the participation of women, and other under-represented groups, in science and engineering.

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There is No Escaping The Body: Bodily Metaphors and Technology

In this blog, joint lead for the CCA research strand on the Body Gender and Sexuality, Dr Melanie Chan, writes about her research into the connections between the body and technology.

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Social media users freely share personal data but fear highly-regulated Government ‘snooping’

Dr Simon Hale-Ross, law lecturer at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University, writes on digital security.

14/05/18
Leeds Beckett University DR Simon Hale-Ross
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Technology, society and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

At a recent Leeds Beckett Innovation Network event, Jamie Morgan, Professor Economic Sociology, spoke about the opportunities – and challenges – of the rise of Artificial Intelligence. In this post, he considers the impact of the forthcoming ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

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The Facebook privacy scandal proves that if it’s free online, you are the product

Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to congress last week highlights one of the key issues of our time - Data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation.

17/04/18
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence - the verge of a revolution?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential impact for businesses was the subject of a recent Leeds Beckett Innovation Network event at the Yorkshire Post. In this blog post, Dr Abdulrahman Altahhan – who spoke at the event - considers the opportunities and challenges of AI.

Autism at uni the challenges and routes to success for autistic students

In today’s Autism Awareness Week post, Dr Marc Fabri talks about his research project, Autism&Uni, and shares some of the project’s insights into the challenges faced by autistic students in higher education, and the support and awareness needed to encourage them to achieve their goals.

08/04/16

Jury still out on whether Eugene Goostman passed the Turing test

Following recent reports that a computer program named Eugene Goostman which imitates a Ukrainian teenager has won an artificial intelligence competition at the Royal Society in London, Professor Colin Pattinson assesses the potential advancement in artificial intelligence.

10/06/14
Leeds Beckett University Professor Colin Pattinson

Ex-files, not X-Files

In this post Leeds Met expert Dr John Elliott discusses newly released files that suggest that The Ministry of Defence closed its UFO desk because it served "no defence purpose" and was taking staff away from "more valuable defence-related activities".

5G technology

The pace of development of mobile communications technology continues to increase. Even before the long-awaited 4th Generation 4G systems are rolled out across the UK, news comes through of the start of work on its successor, unsurprisingly named 5G.

09/11/12
Leeds Beckett University Professor Colin Pattinson

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