We will look at the computing techniques that allow us to prove facts about ourselves to other people without oversharing.

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With a prevalence of online misinformation and an epidemic of scams, the issue of trust has never been more important. Identity theft alone costs the UK around £4bn each year and is accelerating due to the cost-of-living crisis and the increasing amount of personal data we place online.

In this engaging and interactive talk, we will look at the computing techniques that allow us to safely prove facts about ourselves to other people without oversharing; we will look at common sets of algorithms such as Zero Knowledge Proofs, and how they can be used in future identity systems to combat the rise in fraud.

About the speaker

Matthew Lucas FBCS

Matthew Lucas FBCS is a Senior Product Manager at IBM and has spent over 25 years helping businesses understand and adopt new technology, including AI and blockchain.

He is also a teaching associate at Warwick Business School, covering various undergraduate, MSc and MBA modules, and is currently studying for a doctorate in business administration.

For several years, he has been a regular columnist on IT futures for the BCS Magazine (ITNOW).

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Hybrid event: Futurology - The Future of Proof - Bedford branch
Date and time
Monday 6 November, 6:45pm - 8:20pm
Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
2 Saint Mary's Street
MK42 0AR
This event is sold out