We talk to Tom Wilkinson, Data Science Hub Lead of the Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics. The purpose of the Hub is to support UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) staff and partners, including the wider UK Government, in the use of cutting-edge data science tools and frontier data sources for international development.
Tom speaks about the Data Science Campus and how we can ensure new data techniques can be taken up. In particular, how frontier data technologies can be put to use by FCDO and country government staff. Other topics covered included the synergies between frontier data and traditional data, plus big data ethics.
Frontier Technology Hub blog post: Medium
Full FCDO report: Frontier Data Study - releasing the power of digital data for development