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Civic data science workshop at the Turing Institute

last modified Oct 03, 2017 09:59 AM

20th October 2017, 9am-5pm
The Alan Turing Institute, London

Data science has more capabilities to help us understand the world than ever before, yet data and evidence are becoming less relevant in public discussion. On one hand, governments, non-profit organisations and citizen initiatives collect increasing amounts of raw data and make them available to the public. On the other hand, the public increasingly distrust statistics to such an extent that “post-truth” has been chosen as the word of 2016. In this workshop, we seek ways of bridging this gap.

This workshop will bring together journalists, data science researchers and data publishers to discuss how can we reverse this trend and make data and reporting using data more accessible, trustworthy and relevant for decision making and public discourse. We will cover a range of relevant topics including data wrangling, visualization, data-driven storytelling as well as ethical machine learning.