Playlist: a computer scientist’s choices
Steve Furber (1971) developed the ARM microprocessor and is now working on computer models of neurons to better understand the human brain. He explains his research and music preferences.
Steve read Maths at St John's and worked for Acorn developing ARM, a microprocessor whose roughly 200 billion descendants now power pretty much all mobile phones and tablets. Since 1990 he has been the ICL Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester, where for the last 20 years he has been using neuromorphic models of neurons and synapses to better understand the brain.