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By Stuart Dunn, lecturer at the Centre for e-Research, Kings's College London, and 2014 Institute Fellow.

One problem with being a digital humanities academic these days is the sheer volume of scholarly activity available – from seminars and workshops to conferences and symposia. In London alone, one could easily attend three or four such events every week, if not more.

My Fellowship has provided me with an excellent heuristic for selecting which events one goes to, and helped me to connect my participation in the community around how digital humanists approach and practice…

By Dr Matthew Howard, Lecturer in Informatics at King’s College, London

Will the rise of machines threaten the human race? Are they truly capable of emotional intelligence? Will they put us all out of work? And more importantly, can they do the washing up?

Much of the public perception about robots is driven by Hollywood movies and alarmist or poorly informed media claims. People fear robots because they are portrayed with super-human capabilities, or because they worry about losing their jobs. Yet real robots are not like that. Robots are far less capable than humans or…

By Dr Tim Jordan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

I have often been told that digital technology changes so fast it is impossible to keep up to date, but our team of researchers and teachers at King's College London believe that the cultures that use technology are consistent enough to study.

There has been a significant rise in academic analysis of digital…

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