Simon Thorne

Simon is back to TEDxAberystwyth to delivery his talk on the Arts Centre stage, next to big red TEDx letters!

Dr Simon Thorne is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Simon teaches and researches in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, End User Computing, Spreadsheet Error and Human Factors. As editor of EuSpRIG, he has overseen the publication of over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts in 13 published proceedings. Simon has personally published 30 peer reviewed manuscripts in journals and conferences and has published 19 manuscripts on spreadsheet risk and software quality. He has led £600K in EU and UK research funding and is a subject specialist for AI, machine learning and software quality for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 

This talk will consider the persistence of software quality issues, the underlying causes of software errors, the limitations in human-computer interaction paradigms and how AI generated software will lead to a vast increase in poor quality software quality that need to be addressed urgently in the professional software engineering discipline. 

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