Don’t shoot the data scientist, please Labour

Don’t shoot the data scientist, please Labour

Government incompetence and u-turns over high school results have perhaps dominated this summer’s news cycle, which is no mean feat given the global pandemic, record-busting recession and looming Brexit crisis. The story has hinged upon an ‘algorithm’ or, to quote the Prime Minister, a ‘mutant algorithm.’ Sadly, our cousins over at Scientists for Labour have picked up on this theme too – blaming science and algorithms for political mistakes.

In a recent blog post, Scientists for Labour highlighted how the algorithm worked (quite useful if you don’t want to read 319 pages of Ofqual verbiage) and correctly highlighted how the full processing pipeline applies a sort of smoothing to past performance and is inherently biased in favour of small class sizes at pay-for schools (public/private, you choose your lingo.)

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ALDES Lib Dem Leadership Election Q&A : 6 Aug 2020

ALDES Lib Dem Leadership Election Q&A : 6 Aug 2020

Join leadership candidates Ed Davey and Layla Moran as part of a special Q&A session hosted by the Association of Liberal Democrat Engineers and Scientists.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: We want to hear from ALDES members – what themes and questions do you want the candidates to discuss as we grill them with Paxman-esque cynicism and wit? Please get in touch with us at chair@aldes.org.uk

WHEN: August 6, 2020 at 7.00pm – 8.30pm (This is the revised date)

WHERE: Zoom Dial-in / YouTube

RSVP at: https://www.libdems.org.uk/aldes-qanda

And join our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/261498285110964

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Josh Matthews | chair@aldes.org.uk

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The Liberal Stemocrat – July 2020 Newsletter

The Liberal Stemocrat – July 2020 Newsletter

ALDES Lib Dem Leadership Election Q&A confirmed!

Join leadership candidates Ed Davey and Layla Moran as part of a special Q&A session hosted by the Association of Liberal Democrat Engineers and Scientists.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: We want to hear from ALDES members – what themes and questions do you want the candidates to discuss as we grill them with Paxman-esque cynicism and wit? Please get in touch with us at chair@aldes.org.uk

WHEN: August 6, 2020 at 7.00pm – 8.30pm (This is the revised date)

WHERE: Zoom Dial-in / YouTube

RSVP: https://www.libdems.org.uk/aldes-qanda

And join our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/261498285110964

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Josh Matthews | chair@aldes.org.uk

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