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Using algorithmic decision tools in children’s social care – the challenges and the opportunities

Human - machine interaction a framework for understanding different approaches

Thea Snow, Senior Programme Manager for Government Innovation at Nesta, discusses the opportunities and challenges of using algorithmic decision tools in children's social care to support decision making. Thea explores how humans make decisions, the different ways these tools can be used, and suggests a checklist for supporting their introduction into the workplace.

Predictive Analytics

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You may have heard about predictive analytics – but what does this mean for those of us who are shaping or delivering services for vulnerable people? Let’s start with some definitions: The term ‘predictive analytics’ is used for assessing large quantities …