In just 20 years the web has become our world. It’s ours to use although there are major forces trying to take it away from us. How is that battle going to play out? One of the leaders behind the development of the World Wide Web looks at what the future means for it, and for the way we use it.
With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Dame Wendy Hall co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and she is currently a Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science. She is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Director of the Web Science Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society, has previously been President of the ACM, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, was a founding member of the European Research Council and Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG 2010-2012. She is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and is a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. She is also Chair of the British Council’s Education Advisory Group.
1 May 2015
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU