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Should we have a Kaggle alternative for Government?

Apr 18, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Lucy Martin posted in Public Sector, Government, Machine learning, DOS3, Data science

Kaggle is an online community of data scientists and machine learners, owned by Google LLC. It offers an environment where users can find and publish datasets, explore and build models in a web-based data-science environment, work with other data scientists and machine learning engineers, and enter competitors to solve data science challenges. 

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The War on Plastic - Is Data the solution?

Mar 20, 2019 12:08:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Government, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Plastic, Environment

It's hard to miss the images of plastic waste in the media, with some of the statistics and pictures being both frightening and sickening. In 2015, the annual production of plastics increased to nearly 381 million tonnes, this is roughly equivalent to the mass of two-thirds of the world population. From a study conducted in 2010, it was estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic entered the oceans with roughly 10,000 to 100,000s tonnes of plastic in surface waters (Our World in Data). 

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Who bears the responsibility when jobs are lost as a result of automation?

Feb 20, 2019 12:20:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Government, Machine learning, Predictive analytics, robotic process automation, Big Data, Automation

The fourth industrial revolution is about the acceleration of technology and digitisation. More and more companies are becoming equipped with the technology to make their job easier. Within the Government departments, the Met Police have introduced predictive policing and facial technology to tackle crime. HMRC have introduced a self-assessment platform for tax online, so instead of the long queues on the phone you can do it solo. The Department of Work and Pensions introduced an auto-enrolment scheme where citizens are automatically included unless they opt out. None of these above examples would've been possible without the innovation and technological advancement of the 21st century.

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5 ways to Prevent Integration slowing your Digital Transformation

Feb 18, 2019 10:14:56 AM / by Lucy Martin posted in Government, G-Cloud, Cloud Integration, Cloud Storage, Hybrid Cloud

Any business/department can be defined by two things; strategy and processes. A strategy defines how an organisation succeeds, and processes are the operationalisation of that strategy; how a department buys, how it builds, how it sells. The trouble is, processes are complex, interdependent and often unpredictable – so even if a strategy is perfect, poorly executed processes will be your business’s downfall. 

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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 Public Sector, Government, Machine learning, Big Data, Carbon footprint, Smart cities

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 Data Analytics, Government, DOS3, Professional Services, ethics, Big Data, Cambridge Analytica

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

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Using Big Data for Crime Prevention

Jan 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Data Analytics, Government, Machine learning, Predictive analytics, Artificial Intelligence, 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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Is the Government ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Jan 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Data Analytics, Government, Machine learning, Predictive analytics, Artificial Intelligence, robotic process automation

We are currently on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution, and what an exciting time it is! The way we live, work and relate to one another is changing. The 4IR is characterised by a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. With this new era comes enormous potential for automation and development; enterprises are investing in it, but is the government?

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Anaeko are thrilled to announce we are now part of the Digital Marketplace!

Jan 15, 2019 12:03:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Data governance, Government, DOS3, Professional Services, G-Cloud

Anaeko have now joined the Digital Marketplace under the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 (DOS3) framework. What is the Digital Marketplace? This platform was developed to help those transforming public services by making it simpler, clearer and faster for them to buy what they need. This DOS3 framework enables public sector organisations, agencies and arm's length bodies to find specialist individuals and teams who can work on digital projects throughout the public sector!

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Analytics in AI: Prediction Machines in UK Gov

Jan 9, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Data Analytics, Public Sector, Data governance, Government, Machine learning, Predictive analytics, Artificial Intelligence

 Working within the technology industry there are some buzzwords which come up over and over again, current one being 'Artificial Intelligence'. 

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