Event in Rochester will allow the public to find out more about research at the University and its impact on the world.
Members of the public are invited to join a fascinating event in Rochester on Monday 20 May to discover more about research taking place at Kent related to several cutting-edge areas of technology and their impact in the world.
The event, titled The Pros and Cons of Modern Technology, will take place at The Good Intent in John Street from 19.00 and tickets cost £4. The event is expected to be popular so those interested in attending are urged to register as soon as possible online.
PhD student at the Medway School of Pharmacy, Vilius Savickas, will share his research exploring the role of pharmacists in the detection of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats by using mobile technology. He will demonstrate a live heart test and to show how a simple and painless 30-second check that can help identify heart conditions before they cause strokes or other health problems.
The second talk will be from Dr Matthew Fysh from the School of Psychology at Kent. He will discuss issues around the development of facial recognition technologies that are increasingly being used on drones, and the difficulties humans can have interpreting faces from drone surveillance footage.
The final talk will be from Dr Jason Nurse in the School of Computing. He will address concerns about online advertising and how firms can run targeted campaigns based on what they believe we want and how this is achieved, from web tracking, data collection and voice-controlled devices. Dr Nurse will also offer tools and tips that anyone can use to protect themselves online.
The full address for the event is 3 John Street, Rochester, ME1 1YL, United Kingdom and tickets can be booked online via the Pint of Science website.