BCS Oxfordshire Branch Christmas Lecture Thursday 7 December 2006: The Machine That Enjoys Christmas: Whither Machine Consciousness?

The Machine That Enjoys Christmas: Whither Machine Consciousness? Our speaker was Igor Aleksander (right), Emeritus Professor in the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group at Imperial College. Igor gave us a great evening. His talk was stimulating, thought provoking and funny. He used lots of pictorial aids to express his ideas. He started by discussing what… Read more »

Thursday 16 Nov: Extending existing applications for secure mobile use – how tough can that be?

Extending existing applications for secure mobile use – how tough can that be? Our speaker was Stef Coetzee, Senior VP International, NetMotion Wireless. Stef described the challenges of running applications from mobile wireless devices, where the signal strength and data rate can vary widely and sometimes drop completely as the user moves between wireless hotspots… Read more »

Thursday 26 Oct: Climate Change and Digital Preservation

This meeting was held jointly with the BCS Chester and North Wales Branch over a video link between two CCLRC labs: the Rutherford and Appleton lab near Chilton in Oxfordshire and the Daresbury lab in Cheshire. Joint meeting Dr. Brian Day, secretary of BCS Oxfordshire branch, introduced the evening to branch members and guests at… Read more »

Thursday 21 Sept: The disappearance of cash – advances in payment technology

The disappearance of cash – advances in payment technology Our speaker was Tim Lambertstock, Technology Strategy Manager at Voca. Voca runs the BACS payment service handling 5 billion payments totalling €4.5 trillion per annum with some 80 million transactions on a peak day. Voca has recently completed the complete renewal of its technology and was… Read more »