Nigel Morris-Cotterill
Nigel Morris-Cotterill
Contributor, The Yuan

Nigel Morris-Cotterill is a lawyer turned financial crime risk and compliance specialist with a special interest in fighting money laundering and the funding of future crime including terrorism. He is also a prolific writer and blogger.

Life and crime in the meta-thingy: Introduction
Metaverse
‘Seeing is believing.’ The Four Imaginary Friends dispute the nature of truth vs. semblance as they seek to pick apart the fundamental nature of Web 3.0 and the metaverse and their distinctions and overlap.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Dec 08, 2022
Imaginary Friends 4: ‘You can’t have standardised understanding without standardised language’
New era
The Four Imaginary Friends continue to debate the fundamental question of whether humanity can expect machines to relate to the real world when the real world communicates in human language that has all kinds of peculiarities and nuances.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Nov 08, 2022
Imaginary Friends 3: ‘Capital Punishment?’
Metaverse
‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Machine Learning’ depend on, among other things, the language used by humans. Four imaginary friends discuss the many uncertainties that creates.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Sep 21, 2022
The legality and ethics of facial recognition in healthcare
New era
The use of biometrics seemed unstoppable just a few weeks ago. But then questions of data protection were raised and now the when, where, and why of how images of people can be used has become a lot more complicated.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Aug 15, 2022
Imaginary friends part 2: cogs and golf balls
New era
Four imaginary pals pick up on their discussion left off in ‘Yes, No, Maybe,’ chatting about some of Alan Turing’s views of the integration, or fusion, of humans and machines.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Aug 05, 2022
Yes, no, maybe
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What is artificial intelligence really, and how does it work? AI has drawn much attention in recent years, but all the hype and the potential surrounding it often obscure the true situation. AI’s dominance is far from preordained or inevitable, and one must step back and assess things from time to time, as these four characters A, B, C, and D do here.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Jun 20, 2022