27 Sep 2018

Predictive modelling: Digital vs human decision-making

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 27 September 2018
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How does MSD use predictive data to target at-risk citizens? 

Statistics NZ is running a Data Summit conference in Wellington today and tomorrow, and one of the agencies funding it is our biggest government social agency, the Ministry for Social Development. 

It comes ahead of the release of a stock-take of government agencies using algorithms. 

MSD's Deputy Chief Executive for Insights and Investment Nic Blakely tells Kathryn Ryan where the ministry is at with helping our most vulnerable through predictive modelling.