As a new £1m annual Manchester Prize is announced for ground-breaking AI research, we celebrate Manchester’s computing heritage and ideas that change the world.
Manchester has earned its place in computing history, and it continues to be a pioneer in computer science today.
Many of us have welcomed Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and Cortana into our homes. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on the surprising results of a new survey of how the public see them to celebrate the theme of the Manchester Science Festival, the future of humanity.
To celebrate Manchester Science Festival 2022, Roger Highfield, Science Director, has been working with Professor Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire and Professor Caroline Watt at the University of Edinburgh to conduct a survey to find out what you think of virtual assistants, from Cortana to Siri.
As one of those who lobbied for Alan Turing to be given a posthumous pardon for the ‘crime’ of being a homosexual, I am delighted that the Bank of England has announced that he will soon be given pride of place on the new £50 note.