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Data Science

D4GX 2016: Merging Data Science with Better Governance

On September 25, 2016, just weeks ahead of the general election, Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) 2016 conference will showcase the larger role data science can play in “better governance” and public-sector decision-making and policy planning.

Shawn Edwards
General

Charting a Path Towards Equal Opportunity in the Technology Industry

U.S. CTO Megan Smith – the country’s first CTO – and Bloomberg’s CTO discuss how to increase the diversity of the tech industry and the role diversification could have on improving government and the lives of all Americans.

Jackson-MI
Data Science

D4GX 2016: How Data Can Improve our Cities and Better Residents’ Lives

Just over a year ago, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi – a city burdened with infrastructure problems and a struggling economy – realized he needed better information before he could take action. So the city joined What Works Cities (WWC), an initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015 to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data to drive local decision-making and improve services for residents.

Cathy O'Neil
Data Science

How Algorithms Can Hurt Society: A Chat With Math Radical Cathy O’Neil

Cathy O’Neil believes there is a dark side to numbers. Through the blog, O’Neil vents about the role that fallible humans play in developing math-powered software that can be used to punish poor people and lead to inequities in criminal justice, education and job hiring, among other areas. That idea and others are captured in her current book, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.

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Data Science

D4GX Preview: Eyeing the Data Behind Gun Violence

Guns are used to kill more than 30,000 Americans every year. Unlike other public health threats such as influenza, however, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not track gun violence in the way it tracks diseases, because of funding restrictions passed by Congress in 1996. That’s why efforts to capture and analyze gun data will be a focus at Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange. This year’s theme is “better governance,” because while the private sector has embraced Big Data, many public interest problems are only now beginning to benefit from data analytics.

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