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The Perfect Data Scientist - A Mythical Beast?
  • 13th February, 2018
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The Perfect Data Scientist - A Mythical Beast?

By proclaiming data science to be the ‘sexiest job in the world”, Hal Varian excited the prurient interests of inflamed techies all over the world.

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Unfair Play
  • 6th February, 2018
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Unfair Play

It is tempting to think that algorithms are supremely objective. Surely people’s individual biases play no part in an algorithm’s decisions... right?

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A Beautiful Soup
  • 30th January, 2018
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A Beautiful Soup

One day my mother said to me, "All you data scientists are weird”

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First Do No Harm

First Do No Harm

It is worth considering the environmental costs incurred when we use technologies such as blockchain

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People, People, Everywhere

People, People, Everywhere

We’ve often heard it said that people are an organisation’s greatest asset. Why then is it that so few organisations apply data science in HR?

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The Data Scientist’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions
  • 9th January, 2018
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The Data Scientist’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Our choice of New Year’s Resolution is fairly predictable - we all want to improve ourselves, get fit, be more organized, lose weight, quit smoking, …

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Join The Battle
  • 14th December, 2017
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Join The Battle

A kid browsing the internet on a cheap smartphone has access to the same information as the wealthiest person. The internet does not discriminate …

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Once Upon A Time
  • 5th December, 2017
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Once Upon A Time

It being that time of year, I thought I would cast my gaze backwards a few decades in order to provide some context as to how we have arrived at the …

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Introducing Emma
  • 28th November, 2017
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Introducing Emma

The natural vegetation around Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the richest repositories of plant life in the world. This ecosystem is under threat.

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