Huma Shah

Research Fellow

Coventry University

shahHuma Shah has a PhD in fundamental artificial intelligence from Reading University.


Her PhD thesis has been translated into a general readership book, ‘Turing’s Imitation Game: Conversations with the Unknown’, co-authored with Emeritus Professor Kevin Warwick – published by Cambridge University Press in September 2016.

Huma has authored/ co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles which have been read/downloaded over 15,000 times from where her page is in the top 3%:

turings-gameShe is a member of the IEEE, European Platform for Women Scientists and listed in the online directory of women in robotics. She is also a member of the Alan Turing Centenary Advisory Committee and was active in raising awareness of Turing’s work for centenary events. She co-organised Turing100in2012 at Bletchley Park on the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth, the event gained the London2012 Inspire Mark for Education. Huma coordinated the Turing2014 experiment at The Royal Society London, June 2014, an event reported worldwide for the conversational performance of machines.

Practical Turing test experiments reveal useful information relating to trust bestowed by humans on machines in human-computer interaction.