School of Computing

Jan 20
15:00 - 16:00
PLAS: Tomas Petricek
PLAS Group Seminar
Making data relevant in an age of fake news

Governments and journalists have access to increasing amounts of raw data about the world, making it possible to produce factual reports based on solid evidence. At the same time post-truth politics means that data and facts are becoming less relevant in public debate. Can more transparent, open and engaging ways of working with data reverse this dangerous trend? In this talk, I will discuss how novel research on tools for data exploration and data visualization can help. Along the way, I will show a number of fun examples, looking at data about the UK government spending, Olympic medals and financial markets.

Location

CCLT 1,
Cornwallis Central,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
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Contact: O.Chitil
E: oc@kent.ac.uk
School of Computing

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