Professor Andy Miah

Professor Andy Miah (@andymiah), is chair in science communication & digital media, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford. He is also global director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. Professor Miah’s research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. He has published over 100 academic articles in refereed journals and books, along with writing op-eds for magazines and newspapers, such as the Washington Post and the Independent. He has also given over 150 major conference presentations and he is often invited to speak about philosophical and ethical issues concerning technology in society.

Professor Miah frequently interviews for a range of major media companies, which have included BBC’s Newsnight and Start the Week with Andrew Marr, ABC’s’ The 7:30 Review and CBC’s The Hour. He is currently the research lead on Project Daedalus, a Nesta, ACE, and AHRC research fund for Digital R&D in the Arts, exploring the creative applications of drones.

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