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Ian Watson
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Author, computer scientist & blogger
Author, computer scientist & blogger

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We really don't want killer robots...
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The solution must be to encourage young girls to code...
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Diversity in Computer Science
Google has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. It started when one of their software engineers wrote a blog post that argued that the reason why relatively few woman worked for Google was because men were kind of biologicaly better suited t...
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This is interesting and also worrying...
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"A new study shows..."
Apparently "A new study shows..." are the four most dangerous words in science. A fascinating article in Wired profiles John Arnold, a billionaire who is spending his fortune on the Reproducibility Project . What they are finding, somewhat worryingly, is th...
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Does this trouble you?
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What are the algorithms that affect your life?
My colleague, Mark Wilson , brought this news article to my attention; by the ABC titled " How algorithms make important government decisions — and how that affects you "  it describes how computer programs are legally allowed to make decisions in Australia...
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Are we alone...
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How many alien worlds exist?
Have you ever wondered if "we" are alone in the universe, and if not how many alien civilisations may be out there? Well, you'd not be alone. In fact, there's an equation, called the Drake equation , that lets us calculate how many alien civilisations there...
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Ada was a good mathematician...
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