Charles Radclyffe, former head of AI at Fidelity International examines the role data and artificial intelligence will have on society, the workplace and our industries when looking at how to design a model for how the world is today and how the world should be tomorrow.
“A few years ago I used to run a data science business and I was really frustrated with the label data scientist, because, to me, it sounded so sexy, it sounded so exciting as a job. But really it’s just kind of fancy maths. I think the tech industry has a habit of creating these wonderful labels for people and for jobs and for technology without really thinking about the inner purpose. To me data science has got very little to do with real science, just like data warehousing has so little to do with the supply chain and logistics activities.
I came up with this idea that we need more data philosophers to reassess questions and to challenge industry and society on the application of technology. I ended up starting a blog and the name stuck and here I am today as a data philosopher.”
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