Claire Woodcock

Founder, Olivaw

Claire is the founder of Olivaw, providing innovation advice around the development of products using cognitive technologies. She helps companies develop products which deliver enhanced customer experience and have a long term positive impact. She is fascinated by the symbiotic relationship between humans and technology. Claire is a keen follower of technological developments and how the choices made during their formation will shape our future society.
Fake It Till You Make It - Facebook's Attempts To Tackle Fake

Fake It Till You Make It - Facebook's Attempts To Tackle Fake News

Fake news. The phrase gets flung around so much. Simply put, fake news is a story which is factually incorrect. The vast majority of fake news is found on social media sites; actual media outlets in the UK voluntarily regulate themselves. Even if they didn't, it's much easier to bring a legal case against a person or company rather than a faceless social media account.
11/05/2017 15:56 BST
Bad Data Is Bad For Your

Bad Data Is Bad For Your Health

Biases can only be fixed if you're aware of them, yet the clinicians who may have learned from past research are not the people who develop algorithms. How can we expect a programmer with a Computer Science degree to recognise that the data he is looking at is biased?
15/12/2016 16:50 GMT
You Only See What You Want to See - The Dark Side of Social

You Only See What You Want to See - The Dark Side of Social Media

In the run up to the referendum how could I have missed the voices of those worst hit by austerity, crying out for attention? I was within my own echo chamber. Presumably so were other voters and even political parties. Political leaders were not only detached from their constituents but also unable to access the private echo chambers of individuals' news feeds to gauge true sentiment.
20/07/2016 13:37 BST