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Andrew and Kathleen Booth Memorial Lecture

The Andrew and Kathleen Booth Memorial Lecture is presented annually by world-renowned scholars and practitioners of computer science. The lecture commemorate the creation of some of the world's first electronic computers by Professor Andrew Booth and Dr Kathleen Booth at Birkbeck. Details of the Booth's pioneering work can be found in A Short History.


2022, Responsible Robotics: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

  • Marina Jirotka, Professor of Human Centred Computing, University of Oxford
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2021, Where Physical and Digital Worlds Collide

2019, BBC & Data

2018, Frontiers of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Zoubin Ghahramani, Professor of Information Engineering, University of Cambridge and Chief Scientist at Uber
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2017, Pioneering Women in Computing

2016, Science and Innovation Strategy

2015, The Importance of Web Science

2014, The Impact of Digital Technology and Social Media on Sport

2013, Rich versus Right? The Technologist's Dilemma