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Future crime: Detection and prevention

Join our panel of experts as they try to allay our fears regarding the future of crime.

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Event description

Could an artificial intelligence predict a crime before it happens? Will we ever truly trust a machine? What new technology might be used against us in the future? Our expert panel will open our eyes and try to allay our fears regarding the future of crime. 

About the speakers

Gloria Laycock is a Professor of Crime Science in the Engineering Sciences Faculty at UCL. She was a researcher in the Home Office for many years, leaving as Head of the Home Office Police Research Group for a fellowship in the USA, before coming to UCL as Director of the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science.

Mark Girolami holds the Chair of Statistics within the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London where he is also Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computing. He is an adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Warwick and is Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Programme on Data Centric Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute where he served as one of the original founding Executive Directors. He is an elected member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and previously was awarded a Royal Society - Wolfson Research Merit Award. Professor Girolami has been an EPSRC Research Fellow continuously since 2007 and in 2018 he was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering. His research focuses on applications of mathematical and computational statistics such as Machine Learning.

Adrian Weller is a Senior Research Fellow in Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, and Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence at The Alan Turing Institute. He has broad interests across machine learning and artificial intelligence, their applications, and their implications for society.  




The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

Following the talk, Ri Patrons are invited to a speakers drinks reception in the library.


This event will be filmed and on the Ri's YouTube channel within a few months. Subscribe for free to hear when new videos are released.