Data privacy laws in the US protect profit but prevent sharing data for public good – people want the opposite

Profit-friendly data privacy laws in the U.S. are out of step with public sentiment and hinder uses the public supports, from reducing opioid overdose deaths to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hye-Chung Kum, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Aug. 30, 2021 ~9 min

Pooling society's collective intelligence helped fight COVID – it must help fight future crises too

The WHO is creating a Global Pandemic Radar – an example of collective intelligence that must learn lessons from this pandemic.

Kathy Peach, Director of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, Nesta • conversation
June 24, 2021 ~16 min

Pooling society's collective intelligence helped fight COVID – we can no longer ignore 'the wisdom of crowds'

The WHO is creating a Global Pandemic Radar – an example of collective intelligence that must learn lessons from this pandemic.

Kathy Peach, Director of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, Nesta • conversation
June 24, 2021 ~16 min

Post Office scandal reveals a hidden world of outsourced IT the government trusts but does not understand

Many other public bodies have flawed and outdated computer systems. How long before something else goes wrong?

Helen Margetts, Professor of Society and the Internet and Director, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, University of Oxford • conversation
April 29, 2021 ~7 min

Scientists are on a path to sequencing 1 million human genomes and use big data to unlock genetic secrets

The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.

Xavier Bofill De Ros, Research Fellow in RNA biology, National Institutes of Health • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

More transparency and understanding into machine behaviors

A new tool helps humans better understand and develop artificial intelligence models by searching and highlighting representative scenarios.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
March 22, 2021 ~5 min

The way we use data is a life or death matter – from the refugee crisis to COVID-19

An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.

Monika Halkort, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Social Communication, Lebanese American University • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~22 min

Machine learning comes of age in cystic fibrosis

World-leading AI technology developed by the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine and their colleagues – some of which is being showcased this week at the North

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Translating lost languages using machine learning

System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 21, 2020 ~5 min

How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites

Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.

David R. Buys, State Health Specialist and Associate Professor, Mississippi State University • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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