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First Do No Harm

First Do No Harm

In 2018, new data regulations in the European Union will limit algorithmic decision making on an individual/user level. The laws will also give an …

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A Data Affair

A Data Affair

Today is Valentine’s Day, a day on which countless cards and gifts are sent each year. It’s the busiest day in the calendar for florists and …

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Wise Men Listen

Wise Men Listen

The Arab Spring provides a telling illustration of the power of social media. A study based on analysing more than 3 million tweets, gigabytes of …

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Telling Stories

Telling Stories

Did you know our brains process visuals up to 60 000 times faster than text alone? Cave paintings are the earliest known human data visualisations …

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My Big Dirty Data

My Big Dirty Data

Today we lift the hood on data and peer into its murky depths. There we find that clean data is an oxymoron and survey responses should be taken with …

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Looking in the wrong place

Looking in the wrong place

In recent years, the United States House of Representatives has been characterised more by polemical debate than by sober deliberation. Yet as the …

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Looking in the wrong place

Looking in the wrong place

In recent years, the United States House of Representatives has been characterised more by polemical debate than by sober deliberation. Yet as the …

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The Perils of Predictions

The Perils of Predictions

“Quicker and quicker she danced, till she lashed herself into such a frenzy of excitement that the foam flew in specks from her gnashing jaws, till …

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Be Careful, It's a Jungle Out There

Be Careful, It's a Jungle Out There

As the holidays draw to an end, we wrap up this series of light hearted blogs with a few closing thoughts on post-truth and holiday romance, as seen …

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