Stand-up comedian Matt Parker talks about when "spreadsheets hit the fan".
A recent article on the Harvard Business School’s Digital Initiative blog argues that we need to move beyond prediction to create "decision machines".
It is decisions, not predictions, that have consequences.
I couldn’t agree more. However, I’m not sure that the current focus on statistical machine learning is going to lead us there.
Imperial College have published their COVID-19 modelling code on GitHub. Their modelling has apparently been used in forming UK policy.
The Washington Post has some simple visual simulations that show how strategies such as quarantining and social distancing can impact the spread of an infectious disease.
Effective COVID-19 dashboard showing UK cases—from Public Health England.