The data team at mobile-only bank Monzo is usually asked the same question in different guises: how has x changed over time? Neal Lathia of Monzo tells Toni Sekinah how he and his team made it easier to answer those questions, and find correlations between the answers.
To demystify and clarify a data term that you may have heard of but don’t know much about, Toni Sekinah speaks to Olivier Thereaux of the Open Data Institute. He answers some questions about synthetic data, including how it is created, what it is used for and the difference between it and dummy data.
With big data and artificial intelligence poised to disrupt almost every industry, it is no surprise that the potential of these new technologies is being harnessed to shake up chemists’ laboratories. Toni Sekinah speaks to Mark Warne of Deepmatter, a company aiming to digitise chemistry by automating the data capture of chemical reactions and creating a library of easy-to-replicate reactions.
Kasia Borowska of AI consultancy Brainpool has a background in mathematics and cognitive science, and is now in close contact with private entities that use AI. As such, she is well placed to comment on the AI landscape and gives her view on how we can tackle the negative effects of bias in artificial intelligence. Toni Sekinah reports.
Following the Boeing 737 Max crashes, questions need to be asked about the use of data and automation in connected vehicles. Far from being just an issue for the airline industry, all sectors adopting AI need to start thinking about how they arbitrate conflicting information and when to let the human back into the loop. By David Reed
Everybody is talking about AI, but how many marketers are actually doing it - or capable of adopting it? Based on a new survey carried out by the DMA into the skills that marketers see as important for the future, head of insight Tim Bond says it is time to augment your intelligence about AI.
Fergus Weldon of Trainline and his team built a prediction model that shows users what ticket prices will be and when specific prices are about to expire. He gives advice to other data teams that would like to build such a model and says how it was similar to constructing one of the wonders of the world.
Oliver Smith is leading a far-reaching innovation programme at Telefónica as part of a “health moonshot” to change lifestyles and reduce chronic illnesses. Ahead of his speech at Data Summit, he told DataIQ how they plan to get there.
For the first DataIQ podcast, launched on International Women’s Day, we focus on two former number ones in the DataIQ 100 - Elizabeth Denham and Payal Jain - and find out what female data scientists do to keep motivated. Plus, will recent scandals bring more regulation for social media? With David Reed and Toni Sekinah.
Who says data science and predictive modelling always has to be about something serious? Amy Boyd of Microsoft was able to combine her interests in television talent shows and data science. She explained how she combined data science and TV pop culture.