Trusted learning material and courses on Big Data statistics
Event The 6th International Conference on Big DataCost: FREE
The focus of this year’s conference is on the use of Data Science for official statistics, in particular the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In addition to the creation of Big Data centers next to the National Statistical Offices (NSOs), for example in the Republic of Korea or in the Netherlands, NSOs have started creating Data Science Campuses (for example in UK, Rwanda an UAE). What do these centers do? In general, these centers act as R&D centers, which develop and test new methods. They also have an educational program usually in cooperation with some universities.
This Conference will cover the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for official statistics.
Learning UN Global Platform - Handbook on Information Technology StrategyCost: FREE
This handbook covers the development of your IT strategy using Wardley Maps to predict the future, understand which methodologies are best suited to developing and delivery information management systems.
Learning UN Privacy Preserving Techniques HandbookCost: FREE
In this UN handbook, we define specific goals for privacy-preserving computation for public good in two salient use cases: giving NSOs access to new sources of (sensitive) Big Data; and enabling Big Data Collaborations Across Multiple NSOs.
Learning UNSD Mobile Phone Data training - Bogota 2017Cost: FREE
The guide composes of four chapters (Applications, Data sources, Access to mobile phone data and partnership models, Methods) but also contains country case studies in the Annex.
Learning Urban Forests on the UN Global Platform Methods ServiceCost: FREE
Over the past six weeks the UN Global Platform has been collaborating with the UK’s Data Science Campus to develop an implementation of the Urban Forest project onto the cloud-based platform. The Urban Forests project aims to create an index of vegetation through taking Google street view images around the road network and classifying the amount of vegetation in each image.
Learning What is a zero-knowledge proof?Cost: FREE
Zero-knowledge proofs are one of the most powerful tools cryptographers have ever devised. But unfortunately they’re also relatively poorly understood. In this series of posts I’m going try to give a (mostly) non–mathematical description of what ZK proofs are, and what makes them so special.