Friday lunchtime lecture: Data as the divine

Friday 05 July 2013, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

In the age of machine readable data a kind of omniscience is possible for the first time in history. We can know all things at all times and this knowledge is even being used to make predictions not just for the destiny of individuals but for society itself.

Technology is often compared to magic but the divine is increasingly become the more apt description. Justice, the crunching of souls, predestination. Writer and journalist Patrick Hussey asks; do we want to be judged by machines?