One recurring debate (in both consultancy practice and in academia) centres around whether Java is an appropriate language to use in safety-related applications. Anecdotally, there seems to be equal effort expended from the ‘nay camp’ that wouldn’t permit Java in a safety-related application in any form; and from those whoRead More
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 likelyRead More
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 upRead More
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 andRead More
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.
the category of ‘The Furious Academic’, I hope to bring a daily(ish) insight into
the world of
The UK is set to become a world leader in the race to eradicate some of the most damaging cyber security threats facing businesses and better protect consumers, Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced.
Businesses and consumers will benefit from increased security and protections built into digital devices and online servicesRead More
‘Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas
A number of ‘smart homes’ with digitally savvy older people demonstrating tech in their own homes are being created as part of an innovative scheme to boost the nation’s digital skills.
The homes, to be created in rural West Essex by a partnership led by Uttlesford Council for Voluntary Service, willRead More
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 toRead More
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has contributed to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels.
The UKHO worked together with partner organisations L3 ASV and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to identify the future data requirements for autonomous shipping, and explore how navigational and widerRead More
The Government has announced a commitment for further investment to the UK’s booming Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector by announcing up to an additional £50 million to attract and retain the world’s top talent.
The announcement within the budget builds on the AI Sector Deal, worth up to almost £1 billion, launchedRead More