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The Role of Government and Big Data in Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Feb 13, 2019 12:20:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Big Data, Machine learning, Public Sector, Government, Smart cities, Carbon footprint

 

Big Data has many wonderful opportunities, some a little advanced for our current infrastructure but may become an everyday reality in a few years. Think of driverless cars or augmented and mixed reality, we are starting to embrace these new concepts but will be another 10 years before they really 'take over the world'. One opportunity that we see disseminating across the world is the use of data for 'Smart Cities'.

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The Blurred lines between Government and Data Ethics

Feb 6, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Big Data, ethics, DOS3, Professional Services, Government, Cambridge Analytica, Data Analytics

 

“Do unto the data of others as you would have them do unto yours".

Taken from MIT technology review on 'What Big Data Needs: A Code of Ethical Practices', this 2011 article is a great realisation of the ethical problem of data pre GDPR regulations. It suggests adopting four principles to get ahead of policymakers' well-intentioned but often misguided efforts to rule the digital economy. 

 

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Using Big Data for Crime Prevention

Jan 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Artificial Intelligence, Predictive analytics, Machine learning, Government, Data Analytics, ethics, Big Data, Crime Prevention, Predictive Policing

Imagine the possibility of preventing a fatal offence. This happens more commonly than the public are aware of, all thanks to technology. One example of crime prevention- in 2015, a teenager in England was taken into care after it was revealed he had been researching gun types and nearby school locations to possibly carry out a school shooting. Authorities were able to intervene as the teenager had been flagged as a vulnerable threat. 

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