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Manifesto for Better Public Services

Last night at the Institute for Government, I helped launch the “Manifesto for Better Public Services”, along with an accompanying and much more detailed “Better Public Services Green Paper”. 1,262 more words

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A timely disruption – open banking

2018 is the year “open banking” becomes a reality. Bank customers, including small and medium-sized businesses, can share their current account information securely with other third party providers starting from this month. 1,197 more words

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"Artificial Intelligence" and the House of Lords inquiry

Below is a copy of my submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. Intentionally absent are more sensitive aspects of AI related to areas such as compromising law and enforcement, and at risk individuals. 3,570 more words

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the inadequate scope of public sector "reform"

In the 1999 book “Reinventing Government”, information is placed at the centre of the government reform model:

The rings identify multiple aspects that need to be addressed when attempting reform. 1,026 more words

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improving data science ethics

Just over a year ago the UK’s data science ethical framework was put out for consultation. The purpose of the framework was

to give civil servants guidance on conducting data science projects, and the confidence to innovate with data…

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towards a "future society" book

“Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral” – Melvin Kranzberg (1917-1995)

A generation ago it was possible to work in an occupation requiring little or no formal educational qualifications and earn sufficient income to support a home and family.

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