The Use of Mathematical Models to Better Predict Human Behaviour

  • Date 02 Jun 2020

The Use of Mathematical Models to Better Predict Human Behaviour

02 Jun 2020, 10:20 - 11:05

Keynote Stage
Language:
English

Dr. Hannah Fry works with physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists to study the patterns in human behaviour - answering questions from shopping habits, to transport, and riots. She also considers the maths of the everyday; how numbers and formula can explain behaviours, predict patterns and reveal the truth behind commonly held myths. During this presentation, Dr. Hannah Fry will share her perspective on how data created in a digital world can be comprehended through algorithms and models to analyse complex behaviour. 

  • How mathematics can be applied to identify patterns and analyse human behaviours
  • Spotting patterns in the modern-day data deluge to find the meaning in them
  • Examining how data is collected, used, how reliable it is and what its limitations are
  • How machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are applied to outperform humans in delivering unbiased decision-making
  • How data offers the possibility to reduce uncertainty


Presented by: Dr. Hannah Fry, Mathematician and Broadcaster