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This blog post was contributed by Barbara Limon, Interim Head of Public Policy at the British Academy.
Barely a day goes by without a news story about the robots taking over or discussion around the influence firms like Facebook and Google now wield. We have reached a critical moment in the development of data science and data-enabled technologies. Continue reading
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Tagged Age UK, Ageing, ageing population, ageing society, Big data, British Academy, data enabled technology, Data management, data science, older people
This guest blog was contributed by Dr Ilona Haslewood, Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
As part of the latest British Academy Debates series on ageing on 26 March, five contributors, including myself, discussed representations of older people in literature, arts, culture and the media, under the somewhat challenging title of ‘Too old and ugly to be useful?’. Ultimately, it was a foregone conclusion from the start: none of us could disagree with the basic claim that current representations are still overwhelmingly negative, showing older age as a period of decline, something to be fearful of. So what’s there to learn, then? A lot, it seems, both from history and from the present.
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Tagged #bigdebates, Age UK, Age UK blog, Ageing, ageing population, ageing society, British Academy, British Academy Debates, British Academy Debates series on ageing, Dr Ilona Haslewood Joseph Rowntree Foundation, older people