Machine learning

Can technology help prevent people becoming dependent on foodbanks?

A foodbank in Huddersfield is using the might of data and computer models to help people before they become dependent on food parcels.

Machine learning is all the rage right now.

The NHS are all over it – they’ve vowed to become world leaders on the tech front in the next five years, to make 30 million outpatient appointments unnecessary and save £1bn to reinvest in frontline care.

Machine learning is also at the core of the Department for Transport plans to check out road markings by reviewing 150 million high-definition images of UK carriageways.

Both examples are a far cry from Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Google, where algorithms and data are commonplace.

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