John Elliott is a Reader in Intelligence Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics SETI Permanent Study Group and Post Detection Task Force, as well as the Acta Astronautica Special Editor for SETI and Searching for Life Signatures journals.
His research into computation modeling of communication crosses many boundaries and disciplines: from human language ‘universals’, dolphin communication, architecture of the mind and multidimensional models in space-time for countering crime and terrorism to an ethical decision engine for robot soldiers, sense synesthesia and global impact strategies for post detection decipherment of an extra-terrestrial signal to manage dissemination and societal impact.
What is a good life: can science and medicine tell us?
"The energy, verve and enthusiasm at The Battle of Ideas filled me with hope. Coming from India where so many people still lack the basic necessities that make human life worth living, it was heartening to see basic issues of equity and justice debated with such passion and fervour."
George Thomas, orthopaedic surgeon; editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics