Government Plan to “Hack” Unemployment

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The Cabinet Office think they might have found the solution to long-term youth unemployment in the UK: they’re going to “hack” it. Later this month they are are hosting a “Job Hack” where a “diverse group of talented and creative people who will collaborate to find solutions” to youth unemployment.

It’s not clear exactly what the government expects the crack team of “solution architects” and “creative people” they are inviting to a “Digital Catapult Centre” to do, with the Cabinet Office vaguely saying only they are hoping for “new ideas“.  Good luck with that…




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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”

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