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David Tuffley

David Tuffley

Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies, School of ICT., Griffith University

Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University in Australia. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals.

David is an engaging science communicator of many years’ experience, He was a guest panelist in the 2017 World Science Festival and a variety of other science focused public events. David's academic background includes fields as diverse as Psychology, Anthropology, Classical Rhetoric and English literature at the University of Queensland.

David's formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (all from Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology (University of Queensland).

How 2021 was the year governments really started to wise up against big tech

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Jan 19, 2021 04:54 am UTC| Technology

It could be argued artificial intelligence (AI) is already the indispensable tool of the 21st century. From helping doctors diagnose and treat patients to rapidly advancing new drug discoveries, its our trusted partner in...

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