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 Exploring the ethics of emotional artificial intelligence

Exploring the ethics of emotional artificial intelligence

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2020 11:01 GMT

The ethical implications of machines being able to read human emotions will be explored in a ground-breaking new research project, involving Northumbria University criminologist Dr Diana Miranda.

 Understanding the impact of new technologies and social media on perceptions of Europe abroad

Understanding the impact of new technologies and social media on perceptions of Europe abroad

Press releases   •   Jan 23, 2020 15:39 GMT

Social Computing experts from Northumbria University are part of a three-year EU-funded project which brings together an inter- and multidisciplinary consortium of 25 partners from twelve European and three non-European countries.

Making life better with age

Making life better with age

Press releases   •   Jan 21, 2020 15:41 GMT

Northumbria University has been selected along with Newcastle University as part of €2.7 million project aimed at improving quality of life for an ageing population.

Survey reveals huge negative impact of EU settlement scheme on people

Survey reveals huge negative impact of EU settlement scheme on people

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2020 16:01 GMT

The largest survey of the EU Settlement Scheme to date, with over 3,000 respondents, has revealed the serious negative impacts on EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members in the UK.

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2020 08:38 GMT

School children in London will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning about the UK’s connections with the US civil rights activist, thanks to a visit by a US history expert from Northumbria University.

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2020 10:24 GMT

A Northumbria University academic will discuss the impact culture and literature can play in addressing UK regional inequalities during a major conference next week.

 The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers

The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2020 12:23 GMT

Professor Greta Defeyter of Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been listed as one of The Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers for 2020 for her research making a positive impact on society.

Northumbria Professor wins prestigious Newton China Prize

Northumbria Professor wins prestigious Newton China Prize

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 14:19 GMT

A project which uses smart devices and big data to improve the lives of elderly people in parts of China has been named the winner of the prestigious £200,000 Newton China Prize 2019.

Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing

Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 13:03 GMT

New research published in Nature provides evidence from Siberian caves on the essential role that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays in stabilising permafrost and its large store of carbon.

Northumbria University academics seek over 65s for Healthy Ageing research

Northumbria University academics seek over 65s for Healthy Ageing research

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2020 10:54 GMT

Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to spare some time to help with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function in everyday tasks.