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Understanding the Interface between the Human and the Machine

May 8, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Machine learning, Data science, Data Visualization

Machine learning has transformed the 21st century with its ability to record and process massive amounts of data. It provides a way to automatically find patterns and reasons about data. A report from inside BIGDATA read 'If Data is the New Oil, we're about to be busy'. It says that when enterprise execs and AI experts say data is the new oil, they mean its fuel for our information economy; the single largest driver of innovation.

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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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Machine Learning; a Fundamental Introduction

Apr 11, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence

The term 'machine learning' is everywhere; in the media, education and local businesses. The whole field of machine learning can seem pretty overwhelming but you'll be surprised at how much we're surrounded by it.

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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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The Two Main Problems of Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare

Feb 27, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by Lucy Martin posted in Public Sector, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Private Sector, Healthcare

There are few (if any) industries that can be transformed by artificial intelligence to the degree that healthcare can. As initiatives around the world seek to digitize healthcare data, there are huge opportunities for game-changing tools and platforms. However, with potentially a yottabyte (1024 gigabytes) of healthcare data in the United States alone, we are no closer to this utopian, data-driven world of healthcare. Data in existence is not standardized, highly fragmented and is stored in incompatible legacy platforms. The technology exists, so why is healthcare so far behind other sectors in utilizing existing technology and what needs to be done to catch up?

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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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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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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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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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