"I love that the thing that I work on is actually so consequential to better decision making, to solving real world problems. To understanding and evaluating forces in our world. I just love that I'm part of a way of making a difference that has applications in so many settings." "How do we start to… Continue reading Ellen Broad talks Cybernetics, Data Science, and Life.
A fascinating conversation with Government Statistician Dr Owen Churches. How government data collection can shape policy and change our understanding of the world. "It's worth spending time thinking about the problems, and struggling with them a little bit. The closer you get to the data, the less clear things should be."
Alan Duffy talks Data Literacy and Astronomy. "We are so keen to get into problem solving mode and we don't spend enough considered time checking and cleaning the data, because that's not as much fun as training a machine learning algorithm and seeing what it comes out with. "
An amazing conversation with Juliette O'Brien, founder and maintainer of covid19data.com.au - one of the most important sources of Australian Covid19 data and graphs since the very beginning of the pandemic.
Make Me Data Literate kicks off with an interview with Professor Adrian Esterman, Epidemiologist and Biostatistician. One of the big problems with experts, whether economic experts or any other sort of science expert, is that they have a lot of trouble bringing their conversation down to the level of the general public. It's not their fault, it's what they're taught.