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  • Differential privacy: Keeping your data safe
    Marianne 7 June, 2024

    The age of Big Data poses a risk to our privacy as even anonymised data can sometimes be linked to individuals. Differential privacy provides a way of protecting sensitive information even when some of it is made public.

  • Maths in a minute: Stochastic gradient descent
    Marianne 7 June, 2024

    How does artificial intelligence manage to produce reliable outputs? Stochastic gradient descent has the answer!

  • Happy Women in Maths Day!
    Marianne 11 May, 2024

    We celebrate Women in Mathematics Day with a look at three amazing women from the history of mathematics.

  • Heads, Bayes wins!
    Marianne 9 May, 2024

    If you've flipped heads 10 times what's the next flip most likely to be?  Bayes' theorem has the answer, not just for the coin, but for the pursuit of science generally.

  • Measles cases on the rise: Why this is worrying and what we can do
    Marianne 1 May, 2024

    We look at the recent rise in measles cases, why it has led to a national health incident being declared, and what can be done to avert the threat.