Provocation 2 – Jarmo Suomisto, Project Manager, Helsinki 3D+ by The Open Data Institute
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ODI Fridays: Driving sustainable innovation with geospatial data
38:32In this talk, Adam Mew (Developer Marketing Lead, Ordnance Survey) and Carly Morris (Head of Geovation, Ordnance Survey) share how the OS Map & Hack enabled geospatial data to be used to drive sustainable innovation across multiple industries and disciplines. OS Map & Hack was a virtual hackathon dedicated to transportation and sustainability, bringing together teams across government, private enterprise, start-up, and academia communities. The outputs included new and enhanced solutions for Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure planning as well as routing and navigation apps, which enhance the consumer experience and the behaviours of owning and adopting EVs. About the speakers Carly Morris is the Head of Geovation at Ordnance Survey – a community of over 1800 start-ups, investors, corporate innovators and developers who all understand the power of location data. Her role is to lead the Geovation team and strategic direction of the business, offering accelerator programmes, innovation challenges and events in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining Geovation, Carly was the Head of Innovation at International Airlines Group Cargo, where she led the global innovation strategy and worked with start-ups to test everything from drones to VR in the airline. She has received industry-wide recognition for her work, being featured in outlets such as CNBC and Women in Technology, and was a Tech Women 100 winner in 2020. Carly speaks 5 languages and in her spare time enjoys practicing them by travelling as much as possible! A keen interest in future trends and innovation, Adam Mew is the developer marketing lead at Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping agency. His role brings OS data and APIs into new and emerging markets, bringing its data platform closer to a growing audience of developers and data scientists. Before OS, Adam spent time within the defence and national security sector at UK innovator Roke and Chemring, where he led focussed, strategic marketing initiatives and product launches for sensors, AI and data science solution designed for international military and law enforcement agencies. More notably, in the product development and go-to-market of Information and Electronic Warfare solutions.
ODI Fridays: Finding new ways to share digital art
54:26In this talk, Mateus Domingos will be discussing the Careful Networks project with three of the participating artists: Larisa Blazic, Ailie Rutherford and Shinji Toya. Careful Networks is a project initiated by Phoenix in partnership with BOM, Furtherfield, The Photographers’ Gallery, QUAD and Vivid Projects. The temporary P2P network is home to a series of newly commissioned artworks. Each work was initially hosted by another artist. The network exists through a collaborative act of care and stewardship. Visitors are also invited to participate in this. Each of the works has been created within the constraints of a 2mb file size and without external dependencies. About the speakers Mateus Domingos is an artist/writer based in Leicester, UK. In parallel with his artistic practice, he is a producer for the digital arts programme at Phoenix, Leicester. Alongside the exhibition programme he works on artist development opportunities and hosts a series of meet-ups exploring digital arts practices. He regularly publishes and facilitates workshops that explore creative coding and various digital technologies. He is interested in text, narrative and the use of new digital spaces. His work has included games, 3d printing, fictional alphabets, maps and filmmaking. He runs a publishing project called Bruise. Larisa Blazic is a London-based digital artisan, educator and feminist hacker with practice ranging from net.art to Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) art and design. She explores a range of emerging technologies and their impact on online publishing, moving image in public space, collective creativity and participation through work exhibited nationally, internationally and online. The philosophy driving her art practice is founded on FLOSS philosophy and culture aiming to enable a deep, systematic and critical understanding of the technical, social and cultural contexts where creative practice and technology intersect in order to apply these in contemporary art and design. Ailie Rutherford is a visual artist working at the intersection of community activism and creative practice. Her collaborative artworks bring people together in conversations about our social and economic landscape using print, performance, sci-fi visioning, games and technology as playful means to work through difficult questions and radically re-think our shared futures. Resulting works range from proposed new models for living and working together to the building of new infrastructure. Shinji Toya is a digital artist from Japan, based in London in the UK for more than a decade. His practice uses creative programming, artificial intelligence, the Internet, participation, video, image manipulation and painting. It deals with the poetic aspects emerging in the tension between what the systems of knowledge and computation aim to capture and what they fail to capture. The recent practice of Toya critically explores the relationship between image, data, and generative processes emerging through networked participation and digital culture(s). This practice often deals with the post-digital data economy and data erasure.
12 Data Days of Christmas
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ODI Fridays: How the BBC builds public service recommenders with data
52:28The BBC is one of the world’s leading broadcasters, producing a large amount of content including video, audio and text, spanning topics such as news, sport, education, and entertainment. In order to fulfil its public service remit, the BBC must serve all its audiences, providing each audience member with the most relevant and engaging content for them. Up to now, manual curation has been the main approach used by the organisation to achieve that. However, that comes with some challenges: it is unable to scale and to be tailored to each user. Datalab has followed an approach based on cross-team collaboration and on the concept of public service AI to address these challenges. In his talk, Alessandro reflects upon this approach and the lessons learnt in the years since the creation of Datalab. About the speaker Alessandro Piscopo is a principal data scientist at the BBC, in a team called Datalab. He works on the development and deployment of public service recommendations algorithms across the organisation, to help BBC audiences find the most relevant and engaging content. During his PhD, obtained in 2019 at the University of Southampton, Alessandro studied the effects of socio-technical dynamics on data quality in collaborative knowledge engineering projects. His current interests include online collaboration, knowledge graphs, and fairness and ethics in AI.
Provocation 3 – Becky Wright, Executive Director, Unions 21
7:32Provocation 3 – Becky Wright, Executive Director, Unions 21 by The Open Data Institute
Provocation 2 – Prof Maria Savona, Professor of Economics of Innovation, SPRU University of Sussex
6:39Provocation 2 – Prof Maria Savona, Professor of Economics of Innovation, SPRU University of Sussex by The Open Data Institute
Provocation 1 – Dr Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural AI, King’s College London
6:20Provocation 1 – Dr Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural AI, King’s College London by The Open Data Institute
Keynote – Prof Jenna Burrell, Director of Research, Data & Society
8:53Keynote – Prof Jenna Burrell, Director of Research, Data & Society by The Open Data Institute
Introduction – Dr Mahlet (“Milly”) Zimeta, Head of Public Policy, ODI
2:31Introduction – Dr Mahlet (“Milly”) Zimeta, Head of Public Policy, ODI by The Open Data Institute
Provocation 3 – Prof Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder/Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab
8:36Provocation 3 – Prof Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder/Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab by The Open Data Institute