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Mar 1, 2021

Professor Andy Miah shares his insights into why competitive video gaming has experienced a rapid growth in popularity, how digital technology is changing the way traditional sports are played, and how gamification looks set to transform the world of health and fitness.

Professor Andy Miah, PhD is Chair of Science Communication & Future Media, at the University of Salford, where he also leads The #SciComm Space and Co-Chairs the University’s Esports Strategy. He was previously Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies at the University of the West of Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA, Advisory Board Member for the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, Advisory Board Member for the British Esports Association, and Commission Member of the Global Esports Federation. Professor Miah’s research examines the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly on areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to digital and biotechnological innovations. Current research themes include the use of virtual reality in science, health, and art, the ethics of artificial intelligence, and the rise of transhumanism.

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