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Computer Science Subject Spotlight

Computer Science: Space Exploration and Beyond
with Dr Paul Sant from The University of Law

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In this captivating Subject Spotlight, Paul Sant presents: Computer Science: Space explanation, AI and beyond. He explains what computer science is, how it differs from information technology, as well as some of the fundamental skills for a computer scientist and how computer science has revolutionised industry. Paul then talks about why AI is the future for learning, considers the failings of AI, and discusses the impact of AI on society in the modern age. In episode 3, Paul discusses the role of computer science in the fascinating case study of the Mars Rover, which failed and crashed in 1999- the craft and the mission, how computer science handled the mission, what inevitably happened, and why. Finally, Paul discusses computer science in the 21st century, thinking about the new era of computer science, and how it has made the whole world a very small place. He also presents an activity where you can think critically about everything you have learnt in this Spotlight.

Dr Paul SantThe University of LawComputer science

All episodes
1. Computer Science: it may not be what you think
2. AI v Humans: the future of learning
3. Case Study: the original Mars Rover
4. Activity: what would you do differently?

About the university

The University of Law
The University of Law
The University of Law

The University of Law is a specialist education institution offering law related qualifications and professional training. The university is the largest law school in the UK and was founded in 1876. The University of Law has nine campuses across the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield. It also has an international campus in Hong Kong. Uniquely, the University of Law also delivers law programmes at a number of partnered universities across the country, including the University of Exeter and the University of Liverpool.

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Meet the academic
Dr Paul Sant

Paul Sant is the Head of Computer Science at The University of Law, London. Paul is an experienced Associate Dean and Head of School with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Aside from very strong communication skills, Paul has a wide range of skills in Computer Science, PHP (a server scripting language), Computer Forensics, Data Science and lecturing. He is a Fellow of the British Computing Society, Chartered Institute for IT, Chartered IT Professional (CITP), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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