Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick

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Topics

  • Cybernetics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical & Electronic Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science

What he offers

Prof. Warwick shares the results of his groundbreaking experiments and his extensive research into robotics and cyborg technology and shows examples of how this is changing the way we live and work. He explains in detail the importance of new technologies and the ways in which these will affect our lifestyles and impact on society and business.

How he presents

Kevin Warwick is a captivating, powerful speaker who confidently delivers a unique perspective on our scientific future.

Kevin Warwick is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Coventry University. Prior that he was Professor of Cybernetics at The University of Reading, England. His research areas are artificial intelligence, control, robotics and biomedical engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng.) and is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering & Technology (FIET). He is the youngest person ever to become a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute (FCGI). He is the author or co-author of more than 600 research papers and has written or edited several books (three for general readership), as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles on scientific and general subjects. He has broadcast and lectured widely and holds various visiting professorships. He has been awarded higher doctorates and Honorary DSc Degrees. In 2014 he was elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

The Institute of Physics selected Kevin as one of only 7 eminent scientists to illustrate the ethical impact their scientific work can have: the others being Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Nobel, Oppenheimer and Rotblat. His work is used as material in several advanced Level Physics courses in the UK and in many University courses including Harvard, Stanford, MIT & Tokyo. His implants are on display in the Science Museums in London and Naples. As a result, Kevin regularly gives invited Keynote presentations. Kevin was a member of the 2001 HEFCE (unit 29) panel on Electrical & Electronic Engineering, was Deputy Chairman for the same panel in the 2007/8 exercise and is a member of the EPSRC Peer College. Kevin’s implant research was selected by National Geographic International for a 1 hour documentary, entitled “I, Human” screened in 2007 – this was broadcast in 143 countries and translated into 23 different languages.

Publications:

  • Artificial Intelligence: The Basics (2011)
  • March of the Machines: The Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence (2004)
  • I, Cyborg (2004)
  • QI: The Quest for Intelligence (2001)

Awards:

  • Ellison-Cliffe Medal in 2011 from the Royal Society of Medicine
  • In 2009, Golden Eurydice Award, Brussells
  • In 2009, Marcellin Champagnat Award from Universidad Marista Guadalajara
  • Mountbatten Medal in 2008
  • IEE Senior Achievement Medal in 2004
  • In 2002 he was chosen by the IEE as one of the top 10 UK Electrical Engineers
  • Kevin has appeared 3 times on Tomorrow’s World, 5 times in Time magazine, thrice in Newsweek and was selected by Channel 4 as one of the Top 6 UK Scientists for their 2001 series “Living Science”
  • EPSRC Millenium Award (2000)
  • The Future of Health Technology Award 2000 from MIT (USA)
  • Kevin also appeared as one of 30 “great minds on the future” in the THES/Oxford University book

Presentation Languages: English

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