Posts: Big Data

Ofcom chief says social media companies should be independently regulated

The chief executive of Ofcom, Sharon White, has called for new regulated industry standards for content platforms. She makes a sensible case for classifying Facebook et al as publishers pure and simple, and it doesn’t appear from his recent comments that Mark Zuckerberg would offer much resistance to this definition.

13 July 2018

Sofia Olhede explains how algorithms are as old as mathematics

Professor Olhede, our colleague and member of the Hemera advisory board, reminds us this week on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme, that algorithms have been with us for thousands of years - the difference between ancient and modern mathematics is of course the sheer volume of data available to us now.

10 June 2018

When you should defy the data, or at least look at it differently…

The new editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful, releases his debut issue today amidst much publicity that he is taking the iconic magazine in a very new direction - different looking women, different body shapes, and much more diversity both in respect of culture and socio-economic class.

10 November 2017