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Regulated Algorithms - Do we Need Them?

by Arthur Duffen

Posted on October 02, 2018

Have you heard of an algorithm called PredPol? COMPASS? VALCRI? They are all used in the criminal justice system. COMPASS predicts the likelihood of a criminal reoffending and is used by judges in US courts to help decide on a sentence.

Can Data Save the Planet?

by Chloe Ching

Posted on March 26, 2018

There’s no doubt that data is the core of technology advancement and one of the reasons businesses are so successful. But the question that many people are still baffled by is what exactly is big data? To answer this, big data is a term used when datasets are so large that normal processing tools cannot process it sufficiently. Some application of data processing includes engineering, munging, analysing and visualisation. So why exactly is this important to us?

Fake News vs. Big Data

by Lewis Allsop

Posted on February 17, 2018

Rapid developments in social media and online platforms have opened up opportunities for new channels in which companies can promote themselves and their products. However, just as a revolutionary untested vaccine can lead to harmful side effects, expansions in the web have led to the rise of fake news. At what cost?
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