Government harnessing of data conjures up instinctive fears of big brother and there is a growing anxiety about the implications of big data and government. However, emerging fields of artificial intelligence offers profound opportunities for public good, with everything from affordable healthcare, sustainable and equitable economic development, public safety and smarter education all possible through an intelligent application of big data.
This session explores examples including: what sewer drones can teach us about public health investment, how social media language analysis forewarns local economic disruption, how ride-sharing data reveals how safe neighbourhoods feel to locals, and how crowd-sourced information can guide economic development to create smarter communities, while examining the legal and governmental frameworks to balance privacy and data ownership.
Mark Masongsong is the CEO and Co-Founder of UrbanLogiq, a data analytics platform for urban intelligence and government planning. With a decade in government and politics, he has been a featured speaker on the future of smart cities and analytics at the White House, World Bank, State Department and Harvard Smart Cities Accelerator. Mark also serves as a director of humanitarian and environmental non-profits, and was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.