Thinking

Machines Learning You

This was triggered by one of those “Top ten concerts” memes that went around Facebook, where you post your 9 favourite concerts and a 10th that is “a lie” – i.e. one you haven’t been to. There was a similar idea with a twist asking people: “What’s something you’ve done that you’re reasonably confident you’re the only person on my… Read more →

From Big Data to Bioinformatics and Genomics

A few people have asked me what areas I am working on currently, so here’s a quick synopsis. I am still speaking regularly (I even got called a “science communicator” recently – I’m not entirely sure about that one!), but the bulk of my time continues to be spent on my executive roles, applying big data skills and psychology to business challenges,… Read more →

I Have a Dream

Today, in the US, is Martin Luther King,  Jr.  day. Almost 52 years on from his landmark speech, over half a century, his words still ring out: “But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of… Read more →