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Activity Number: 54 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Future of Statistics and the Public
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 2018 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: International Statistical Institute
Abstract #326796 Presentation 1 Presentation 2
Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Future of Statistics and the Public
Author(s): David Spiegelhalter* and Richard Coffin* and Mark Hansen* and Scott Tranter* and Rita Ko*
Companies: Royal Statistical Society and USAFacts and Columbia University & David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation and 0ptimus Consulting and The Hive, data initiative of UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)

This session brings together a bi-partisan panel to understand where the future lies in a world of endless amounts of information, "fake news", and even more endless venues of streaming information. An incredibly diverse panel has been assembled including: President of the Royal Statistical Society, Chief Analytics Officer - Barack Obama Administration, CEO Civis Analytics, Executive producer, Fox News Channel, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Director, USA Facts ( organization founded in 2017 by Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft) Panelists are asked to be fortune tellers and to address where do they see our future, the public's future, as it pertains to data. We all know that data can be used for both enormous good, and potentially enormous bad. Where do you see it going? How would you predict the future? Most important to this session is a completely bi-partisan attitude. All politics will be left at the door by the speakers, the chair, and most certainly, the audience. Each speaker will present for 5-10 minutes, followed by a panel discussion with questions open from the audience.

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