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Empirical Evaluation of the Impediments to an “As Desired” Model of Software Safety Assurance

Matt Osborne, Mark Nicholson, Richard Hawkins

Abstract   Recognised good practice for software safety assurance in safety-critical domains has been established in standards, and other guidance and literature. Anecdotally, this knowledge is not being transferred into the state of practice. Potentially, there are many reasons for this disparity, and it is likely

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Academic Safety Papers – Talk but no Walk

Academic Safety Papers – Talk but no Walk

A main part of my current research is investigating how we can assure the safety of decision-making in Autonomous Systems.  Naturally this requires a lot of trawling through academic papers to see what already exists ‘out there’ – which can be summed up

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Yeah…But in the Real World

As a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science I consider myself not to be a Computer Scientist, but a Safety Scientist. The recent paper “A manifesto for Reality-based Safety Science” resonated deeply with me, and I take immense pride in being able to impart the latest developments and

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The Furious Academic Issue 1: My Bookshelf is Too Big

Having recently
added ‘Academic’ to my repertoire – and in no small part to a fantastic seminar
on ‘Promoting Your Research Using Social Media’ (thank you @rett_york)  – I thought it prudent to reinvigorate the blog.

Writing within
the category of ‘The Furious Academic’, I hope to bring a daily(ish) insight into
the world of

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Artificial Intelligence to help save lives at five new technology centres

The UK’s Artificial Intelligence revolution looks set to get new backing, as the Business Secretary announces five new centres of excellence for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using AI medical advances.

New centres announced recently will bring together doctors, businesses and academics to develop products using these advances in digital technology to

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