21:15 Can we rely on software?

29 september 2023

Software is everywhere!
It is the invisible force that enables our lifestyle: we use software to study, to work, to play.
We often take it for granted – it is frustrating when software does not work as we expect it.

Software errors can even have serious consequences. It turns out that software is difficult to build and even harder to get right, even for experienced programmers. Developing techniques for constructing correct software is a fascinating scientific question.

What makes software special?
What are the keys to correct and reliable software?
What should we citizens do about our dependence on software?

Activity by: Jorge Perez, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

This activity is in English.