Public services across the country are now using big and small data to improve decision making and inform public service transformation and delivery. We can get more value from the data if we understand the potential – and use it well.
This new seminar series for leaders across Essex will explore the opportunities around data. Co-hosted with the University of Essex, the seminars are an opportunity to come together to build our shared understanding of data, its uses, data ethics and learn about advances in data science and its benefits.
Part One: The first of three seminars will take place on the 25th September – 17:00-18:30 - and will cover an introduction to data science and its applications , Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making. This session covers the advances in AI that enable increases in productivity in the public sector. We will discuss machine learning, focusing on the promise of deep learning, and real world decision making.
Part Two: 17th October – 17:00-18:30 - Governance and Ethics. This session focuses on ethical issues around data science. We will discuss licensing and governance models, and ethical and legal challenges in working with data assets.
Part Three: 13th of November between 17:00 and 18:30 - Machine Learning and its applications for the public sector. Presented by our Chief Scientific Advisor, Slava Mikhaylov from the University of Essex - Professor of Data Science and Public Policy, this overview session will cover broad implications of the data revolution for the public sector.
All of the sessions will be held at:
The Saracens Head Hotel, 3 High Street, Chelmsford CM1 1BE, between 5 and 6.30 p.m.
Please note that space will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.