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.
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Andrew Copson, chief executive, British Humanist Association