Data science has become inextricably associated with the notion of uncovering indisputable truth from reams of unquestionable data. Data has become associated with “truth” and the data scientist’s job merely to coalesce myriad unrelated numbers into quantitative certainty. 77 more words
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Data is truth and algorithms uncover that single indisputable truth. Those two beliefs lie at the center of the data science revolution, yet they are absolutely wrong. 99 more words
CBR: NHS Data: A £9.6 Billion Treasure Trove?. “NHS data – held in some 55 million patient records – could be worth £5 billion each year to commercial partners, consultancy EY said in a new report published Friday, highlighting a further £4.6 billion in annual potential benefits to patients if the datasets of the single largest integrated health care provider in the world were put to use.”