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Gresham College: Prof. Richard Harvey – Digital State: #5/6 – Cashless Society

22/01/2021

A great lecture by Richard Harvey

About this series – Digital State

Almost every aspect of taxpayer services is being transformed by technology. In this series of lectures we will look at the current state of the art, the future and what it means for our tax bill and the services we expect.

About this lecture

Money may well make world go round but cash is surely an encumbrance we can do without. What does a cashless society look like? What is the technology behind the digital economy and the new forms of currency and money? 

Your bank doubtless provides an app for accessing your account but, in the future will it provide an API so you can write your own payment algorithms?

About Professor Richard Harvey

Richard Harvey is IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College and Professor at the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

He also holds several posts in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at University of East Anglia, including Academic Director for Admissions and Academic Director of Internationalisation. Before joining UEA in 1993, Professor Harvey was a mathematician at first Plessey Naval Systems and then Marconi Underwater Systems.

Professor Harvey holds a PhD in the application of statistical estimation theory to the passive synthetic aperture problem. In his early career, he focused on problems in signal processing, acoustics and vibration.

His research now focuses on artificial intelligence and computer vision. Recently he has been working in the field of artificial lip-reading which fascinates him because of the scientific challenge and allows him to debunk false claims and misunderstandings.

He routinely speaks at schools and conferences around the country both on technical topics related to Computer Science but also on matters relating to admissions policy and widening participation.

Professor Harvey has also acted as a consultant for international companies and as Executive and Non-Executive Director for several spin-outs and start-ups.

As the IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College he will be delivering his first lecture series in 2018-19.

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