Don't ban new technologies – experiment with them carefully

[ad_1] For many years, Facebook’s internal slogan was “move fast and break things.” And that’s what the company did—along with most other Silicon Valley startups and the venture capitalists who fund them. Their general attitude is one of asking for forgiveness after the fact, rather than for permission in advance. Though this can allow for […]

Why the police should use machine learning—very carefully

[ad_1] Credit: Kirill_makarov/Shutterstock.com The debate over the police using machine learning is intensifying—it is considered in some quarters as controversial as stop and search. Stop and search is one of the most contentious areas of how the police interact with the public. It has been heavily criticized for being discriminatory towards black and minority ethnic […]

Data collected by governments can be useful to researchers, but only when accessed carefully

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Data are generated every time we make a purchase or receive other services such as health care. This has always been the case, but over the past 20 years, data collection has become increasingly automated, with data collected and stored in digital (rather than paper) formats. Data collected during the […]