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Join Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web, and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, leading artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, as they discuss how computer science has changed all our lives and what the future holds for the Web and AI.

Sir Tim has received numerous awards for his contributions to science and society, most recently the ACM’s Turing Award, and was named as one of the ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th century’ by Time Magazine. He founded the WWW Consortium (W3C) which develops web technology standards, and, with Rosemary Leith, the WWW Foundation with the mission that the web serve all humanity, fighting for net neutrality, privacy and open government data.

Sir Nigel has researched AI, Computer Science, Computational Neuroscience, and the emerging field of Web Science. His work has advanced our understanding of intelligent behaviour in humans and machines. He is Chairman of the Open Data Institute which he co-founded with Sir Tim in 2012. In 2013 he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours “for services to science and engineering’.

Sir Tim is at Christ Church and Sir Nigel is Principal of Jesus College. They are both Professorial Research Fellows at Oxford’s Department of Computer Science, Sir Tim also holds the 3Com Founders Chair at MIT’s Computer Science and AI Laboratory (CSAIL).

Tickets cost £10. See https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/alumni_home for booking details.

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