CHRIS MIDDLETON BA(Hons)
Chris Middleton is one the UK’s leading IT and technology journalists, an editor, author and communications specialist. He is currently editor of Internet of Business magazine.
Chris has over 20 years’ experience as a writer and editor, working with a wide range of print and digital media clients including the BBC, The Guardian, Dennis Publishing, Incisive Media, Computer Weekly and Sift Media.
In 2010, Chris co-founded Professional Outsourcing magazine and in 2014 created The Strategist – a print/responsive digital magazine that offers strategic insight to executives on subjects such as leadership, world affairs and technology.
Chris has written and edited over 50 acclaimed books, including The BBC Big Read Book of Books (BBC/DK, 2003); Ultimate Robot (DK, 2004); The Complete Guide to Digital Audio (Ilex Press, 2004); First Steps in Digital Design (RotoVision, 2006); Creating Digital Music and Sound (RotoVision, 2006); Instant Graphics (RotoVision, 2007).
With a specialist interest in humanoid robots, Chris’ research embraces AI, industrial robotics, automation, software, big data, the Internet of Things, and the related socio-cultural issues, such as ethics, human rights, (un)employment, and the pros and cons of automation.
In 2016, Chris hosted the Space Innovation Congress London (interviewing NASA astronauts and astrophysicists onstage), the Digital Marketing World Forum London, and panels at UC EXPO, among other major events. Chris has given speeches on AI and robotics at universities, schools, colleges, corporate events, exhibitions and trade shows. He has helped several blue-chip companies imagine the future and the emerging needs of their customers in an automated world.
Chris is often appearing on TV and in print with his famous Aldeberan Robotics NAO-25 humanoid, Stanley Qubit. In February 2017, Stanley Qubit made history by becoming the first real robot to appear in a dramatisation of Isaac Asimov’s ‘I, Robot’ stories, on BBC Radio 4.