Computer Science research often results in direct impact on various aspects of society, through technology development, or contributions to policy discussions. Below you can read five case studies of the impact our research is having, including the four case studies that contributed to our being ranked within the top 5 computer science departments in the UK for research.
Social Media, Online Disinformation, and Elections: A Quantitative, “Big Data” Perspective
Our researchers are using large-scale text analysis with the GATE open-source platform (aka Artificial Intelligence or more specifically, natural language processing) to gain valuable quantitative insights from large volumes of social media content, and thus, help answer important open questions.
Advanced Speech Recognition Technology
Our researchers are collaborating internationally to develop speech recognition technology, enabling users to interact with technology in new ways and empowering those who cannot use traditional visual interfaces.
Information Integration and Knowledge Management
Our researchers have developed core technologies to integrate information from data sources such as the world wide web and social media, and represent them in a useful form for querying. This technology has been used by diverse organisations from insurance companies to emergency services.
Informing Policies on Autonomous Weapons
Our researchers have led international efforts to identify the risks inherent in the development of autonomous weapons systems and advise on policies to regulate their deployment.