Presenter and writer Timandra Harkness has reverse engineered an acronym to explain big data to the wider public who may be unfamiliar with the concept. She told an audience which words beginning with A, D and T could serve to spell out the meaning of big data, as well as some charming anecdotes about Sir Alan Turing that she came across while researching her new book.
Tola Alade is a mathematician who found her calling to be a data scientist while working to fund her travels in Australia. She tells Toni Sekinah how she was intrigued by and drawn to the profession after talking to a data professional she was trying to headhunt.
Thinking about data in a business context can mean it becomes very abstract and far removed from the personal experience. But when you think about data in terms of identity and classification, it becomes much more personal and meaningful. Toni Sekinah sat in on a debate and discussion around data, race and ethnicity.
The Tech Nation Report is billed as a snapshot of the state of the nation of UK tech. It has been published since 2015 and this year’s report, published on 14th May, highlights the importance of data science and artificial intelligence to the technology ecosystem. Toni Sekinah reports.
In this edition of the podcast, hear highlights from two panel sessions on data ethics from the recent DataIQ Align conference. Plus an interview with this year’s number one in the DataIQ 100, Orlando Machado from Aviva.
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