Seminars

15:50 - 16:20  |  Keynote Theatre

The Joy of Data

Wednesday 14 November 2018

ABOUT

It’s never been easier to track and monitor our whereabouts, our heart-rates, our conversations, even – if my 4am insomnia driven googling sessions are anything to go by - our hopes and fears for the future. And all of that data points firmly to who we are, both as individuals and as people more generally.

But what about if we go beyond the superficial, past correlations and pattern recognition and use cutting edge artificial intelligence to get right into the heart of how we behave as humans. Are there stories hidden in the data that will surprise us? How can it be used against us? And can we use what we learn about ourselves to make the world better?

In this talk, I’ll take you on a tour the intriguing insights we’re uncovered by looking at ourselves through the eyes of data. For good or for bad, I’ll show you how a mathematical view of what means to be human is already shaping the way we design our society, from dating and healthcare to catching serial killers and everything in between.

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