Yesterday I was pleased to attend the #Nudgestock conference, organised by Ogilvy Change, in Folkestone, Kent. It was a superbly thought provoking event with research and practice in behavioural economics.
If you know me in real life, you probably didn’t know me for very long before realising that privacy and mass surveillance are some of my hot topics, which I could discuss for several hours without much of a break.
What is particularly interesting about this article and the debate it ignited (or soured, depending on how you look at it) is that it seems blind to the increasing interdisciplinary trend in data science – of which medicine is an obvious part – where fresh eyes find new ways to understand a problem.
Yesterday in the Hague, Radovan Karadzic was convicted for 40 years for his role in the Bosnian war. What some people may not know is that statistical analysis of migrational movements and killings was one of the ways external observers demonstrated that there was a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Serbia.
Our societies use “threat levels” determined by domestic intelligence agencies for policing and security policy – but what do they mean?