How can data influence social outcomes? | Discussion

30 Nov 2022

      How can data influence social outcomes?
How can data influence social outcomes? | Discussion

How can we take more purposeful data-driven actions? Participate in an interactive discussion, supported by Paul Ramsay Foundation.

30 November, 9.30–10.30am (This event is FREE but registration is essential)

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Attitudes about whether our data-driven lives are positive or negative vary according to where you stand. For a variety of reasons, community trust in data use is low. However, negative visions of data-driven futures can have a detrimental impact on how we can make better use of data - to inform policies, program design and evaluation, and create optimal social outcomes.

So what should a data-driven future look like for Australia? Whether you manage data in policy, government, health, education, defence or community settings, you’ll know that simply gathering data and running it through sophisticated models is not enough - we need to see data as just one part of a complex system. But equally acknowledging the complexity is not enough. How can we take more purposeful data-driven action?

Supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, the ANU School of Cybernetics is working on these questions. Come along to hear more about our work, share your own experiences of complex data governance and contribute to the discussion.

Join our guided tours!#

This event is followed by a guided tour around Birch Building and through our exhibition Australian Cybernetic: a point through time.

This guided tour is optional, but bookings are essential. We have provided a separate but easy-to-do registration through this booking page. Tickets are limited, book yours ahead!

Our exciting exhibition and public program continue throughout the day to celebrate the official launch celebrations of both the ANU School of Cybernetics and the award-winning Birch Building. For the complete list of all events, visit our School launch page.

Pay & Display parking is available at the back of the Birch Building and around the university.

You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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