Talk in Essex

13 July 2017

I will be hosted by the Public Service Reform Unit and the University of Essex, at their event Innovation Talks - Big Data versus Big Brother on the 13th of July. How do we make the best use of technology and data without losing sight of people? I will be focusing on on the impact that data can have on our decision-making and how we can create data systems to support the public sector and build the communities and capabilities to use that insight to drive change.

Talk in Geneva

11 May 2017

I will be hosted as the opening lecturer at Open Geneva Hackathons on the 11th of May in Geneva, Switzerland. How can we build a sustainable digital information age? And why should we do it? I will demonstrate how democratising information offers solutions to a number of essential issues linked to our digital evolution. What will our role as human beings be with the increasing importance of artificial intelligence? How can we preserve freedom in a world of Googles and Facebooks?

Talk at re:publica

9 May 2017

I will be speaking at Republica on the 9th of May in Berlin, Germany. I will be talking about the digital revolution, and its ability to lead to either information democracies or information empires. The choice is a political one, a choice between open and closed. Either making information open and freely accessible to all, or, closing it off and having it owned and controlled by the few. This choice matters everywhere from inequality to freedom.

Notes on Meehl 1954 Clinical versus Statistical Prediction

28 March 2017

Notes on “Meehl, 1954 Clinical versus Statistical Prediction” [@meehl-1954] Table of contents Meehl 1954 Summary Notes on Papers from Chapter 8 Sarbin p.90 ff. Burgess - Prisons. p.95 Melton - College scores p.105 Chauncey 1936 Harvard p.112 Combining factors can be problematic for humans Qualifications to the conclusion Meehl 1986 Meehl 1954 Summary p.iii (1996 preface) As a result of this book and articles I published shortly thereafter, numerous studies compared the efficacy of subjective clinical judgment with prediction via mechanical or actuarial methods.

China Trip 2017

15 February 2017

I will be in China from the 15th February to the 2nd March 2017. On this trip I hope to meet and talk to anyone – from academics and students to policy-makers and entrepreneurs – interested in any of the following: An Open World and an Open Digital Economy and Open Knowledge International Data driven insight – including how to build data platforms and data pipeplines cf my work at Datopian Creating wise societies – see Art / Earth / Tech for more If you are interested in meeting, please get in touch.