View this lecture, download the transcript and engage in the discussion. View upcoming lecture schedule →.
Discuss this lecture: Alan Turing famously proposed a test of artificial intelligence. What has been[...]
Is it possible to build software so that you know that it is correct? How[...]
As the year 2000, ‘Y2K’ – approached, many feared that computer programs storing year values[...]
Cyberspace must not be an unpoliced area of society – it is much too important[...]
Software is an essential part of many safety-critical systems. Modern cars and aircraft contain dozens[...]
It has been said that if you are not paying for a service, then you[...]
It is often claimed that your personal data is safe because it has been anonymised,[...]
The current approach to cybersecurity is flawed. Effort is spent trying to “educate” users not[...]
Almost nobody wants an IT system. What they want is a better way of doing[...]
How can it be possible for teenagers to write smartphone apps that make them multi-millionaires[...]
The world’s first modern computer, in Manchester in 1948, was followed remarkably swiftly by the[...]
Computers and software have transformed the world in 67 years and the pace of change[...]
Making Software ‘Correct by Construction’
What really happened in Y2K?
The dilemmas of privacy & surveillance
Safety Critical Systems
Are you the Customer or the Product
Big Data: the Broken Promise of Anonymisation
Computers, People and the Real World
How Can Software be so Hard?
A Very Brief History of Computing 1948-2015
Should We Trust Computers?
Planned lectures through to 2018
Recent posts, articles and lectures.
What is the Worshipful Company of IT Professionals and how has it come to work[...]
Why are public lectures important? —Gresham College In the age of the computer, is there[...]
Professor Martyn Thomas gives us his biography —Gresham College How does a young man with a[...]
Professor Thomas explains his ambitions for this incredible series —Gresham College Professor Martyn Thomas is[...]
Professor Martyn Thomas talks about the Gresham Professors that have inspired him. —Gresham College Although[...]
As a new professor in a new professorship, we wanted to know what Professor Martyn[...]
Professor Martyn Thomas explains what his proudest professional achievement is —Gresham College As a regular expert[...]
Cybersecurity is the current software crisis, but it’s not the only one that we’ve been[...]
Professor Thomas explains why anonymizing data doesn’t work —Gresham College We’re often promised anonymity in return[...]
Who should we blame when we’re hacked? Professor Martyn Thomas believes that at least some[...]