The Role of Internet Technologies – Are We Bridging Divides or Losing Control?

  • Inaugural lecture: Prof Gerard Parr, School of Computing Sciences

Event Details

Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:30
Venue: 
Julian Study Centre lecture theatre, University of East Anglai
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Inaugural lecture: The role of internet technologies - are we bridging divides or losing control?

Prof Gerard Parr, School of Computing Sciences

Increasingly, being connected to the Global Internet is viewed as a human right and yet many in society are not part of this connected digital maze and are part of the 'forgotten billion plus'. This talk will explore whether the benefits of connectivity outweigh the potential harm done by unpoliced content and will ask: what are the opportunities? What are the challenges? Should it be left to big business, should governments intervene or is it in the hands of wider society?

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