Hi, my name is Ross Mason, I work for the UK National Health Service (NHS) as a successful project & operations manager. I am passionate about digital technologies and their power to change, influence and shape our lives. I am also a post-graduate researcher at the University of East Anglia (UEA). My research explores applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in health care, and touches on themes of digital transformation and client/clinician experiences.

I became fully invested in pursing my interest in digital technology and how we respond to a digital world in 2018, after becoming inspired by the work of Yuval Noah Harari Homo Deus, 21 lessons for the 21st century, and transformative knowledge from Nick Bostrom’s TED Talk on the long term impacts of Artificial Intelligence. I am keen that we find robust solutions to the long-term technical and strategic challenges arising from development towards generally intelligent AI systems (AGI’s).

As part of my transformational journey, I learned how to code in Python, and began to tweet, write, and share my voyage through programming, mathematics and artificial intelligence. I enjoy disseminating knowledge, and hope that sharing my successes and challenges will inspire other learners. Details of my projects, current research and blog posts can be accessed via the links below. For a full breakdown of my qualifications and experience, please see my linkedin profile.

Learning Projects

Mental Health Chatbots – Doctoral Thesis (January 2020, Current Research)

K.I.T.T – A Pythonic Chatbot (August, 2019)

Research update

I have completed the first two years of my Professional Doctorate, and have moved into the independent project stage. My research investigates the perceptions of clients and clinicians to Mental Health chatbots in order to provide insights for both development teams, and health funders who are looking to implement Chatbots as part of support packages for those with Mental Health needs.

Please contact me using the details below if you would like an up-to-date summary of my research

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