These are the highlights of the Zoom meeting on 24/2/21

  • Presentation by Peter Wells (peterkwells.com) on Public Sector Resource Allocation algorithms
    • Algorithms determine key allocations: money, housing, vaccines, exams
    • Usually algorithms are hidden/opaque: -without transparency, where is accountability?
    • How and where does the debate take place?
  • West Midlands Combined Authority digital roadmap received input from WMODF and Pauline Roche represented on key groups and will try to get wider data sets included in plans for WM datastore.
  • Coventry City of Culture 2021 first event 15 May, Coventry Moves
  • Black Country digital strategy under review
  • There is no Open Data Camp planned for this year but there is a ‘café’ event on 10 April
  • Questioning whether to approach mayoral candidates for their plans for open data.
  • A recording of the meeting is available
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