The future starts with data education

Natalie Cramp discusses why local government needs to make basic data literacy a standard if it is to make the most of innovations like AI.

Around 2500 BC Sumerian administrators began recording agriculture yields on stone tablets. The purpose was to better understand their economy to, in all likelihood, accurately raise taxes.

In the 4,500 intervening years, this basic principle has remained the same. Authorities of every form and in every part of the world have used data to understand their people, make decisions and assess their impact. 


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