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Nesta - Political arithmetic: Data ethics and government

Yesterday I helped launch the government’s Data Science Ethical Framework at Nesta, alongside Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock. Here’s what I said.

Almost everything we do now is captured as data - where we go, what we buy, who we talk to, and data is very much part of daily work at Nesta. We are involved heavily as an investor in some of the most promising early stage companies developing algorithms, such as Featurespace or Cogbooks; as a shaper of new kinds of statistics, for example combining open, commercial data and web-scraping to understand the economy in Tech Nation 2016; we’ve promoted data for social progress; helped use open data to solve public challenges; and are active in experiments right on the forefront of ethics, such as Dementia Citizens.

Read the full article in Nesta