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RISCS2: Uncertainty and Complexity

On this second day of the May 2018 RISCS meeting, the focus moved to uncertainty. In a fast-changing environment it’s hard to know whether the decisions we make today will hold up in the future. “Prediction is difficult, especially about the future,” the Danish politician Karl Kristian Steincke wrote in Read more…

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RISCS Community Meeting May 2018: Day Two

Day 2: Thursday 24th May 2018 Community Meeting Agenda (opens PDF) Morning session: Dealing with Uncertainty We began with some presentations on techniques for orienting ourselves in complex problem space before embarking on the workshop. RISCS Director Madeline Carr provided an overview of approaches dealing with uncertainty that are emerging from Read more…

By Emma Bowman, ago
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Jonathan Spring: Attack papers are case studies

Article re-posted from Bentham’s Gaze: https://www.benthamsgaze.org/2018/06/12/attack-papers-are-case-studies/ We should treat attack papers like case studies. When we read them, review them, use them for evidence, and learn from them. This claim is not derogatory. Case studies are useful. But like anything, to be useful case studies need to be done and used Read more…

By Emma Bowman, ago
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RISCS Community Meeting May 2018: Day One

This two day, invitation-only meeting looked at the healthcare sector where the interpretation of complex inputs is crucial to informing risk decisions around data-sharing and public safety, followed by a discussion about how to apply cyber metrics to complex decision-making more generally, asking how data is best presented to the Read more…

By Emma Bowman, ago