Government data skills programmes are good news, but they will not deliver the full potential of data to transform the public sector
The British government recently announced an expansion of its Data Science Accelerator programme, aimed at training civil servants’ in data science skills.
Organisations are collecting more and more data, and locked within lies untold business value. So say the endless stream of data gurus that have appeared in the last few years just as data has hit the headlines. Most data stories focus on a handful[…]
Data projects have huge business value potential, which we will continue to see in the short, mid and longer term, but how can they be used to derive this value properly?
Data has the potential to revolutionise the materials industry, from extraction to processing to commercialisation. But it can only do so with the right mix of technology, skills and strategy. Dr Matt Jones explains in Materials World Magazine.
Big data isn't nearly big enough They got it wrong – again. Despite most opinion polls and forecasts stating that Hilary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in the US presidential election, the reverse happened. Of course, you could argue that the[…]
For most people, the term ‘data analytics’ conjures up images of Amazon, Facebook and Google: digitally born companies that gather huge data sets in order to better target products, adverts or services across a huge customer base. This is a guest[…]
Rothamsted Research, a leading agricultural research institution, is attempting to make data from long-term experiments available to all. In partnership with a data consultancy, is it developing a method to make complex results accessible and[…]
Stats are the lifeblood of everything, we’re told. Analytics are the new creed, we’re all meant to believe in (and even semi-worship). But overwhelming evidence shows they’re not always that trustworthy. And the fundamental kicker might have come[…]
The polling industry called the EU referendum wrong and was out in the last UK election. Eyes are on the upcoming US election to see if anyone will call it right. Many, political experts included, are quick to tell us that this election is[…]
An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, researchers have claimed. The AI predicted the verdicts to an accuracy of 79%, according to the scientists[…]