Data science

Fostering a data science innovation culture

Data science is a complex, rapidly changing discipline and has an increasingly diverse range of applications. read how Nicky formalised the process of continuous learning and innovation by encouraging people to spend up to 20% of their time exploring new and innovative data science tools and techniques

Engineering the data of the future

Post-it notes on a window showing a data engineering pipeline from raw data ingestion to schema-on-read by users

Like most organisations today, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) wants to use its data more effectively. The goal is to make sure that people making decisions have the insights they need at the right time to guide their decision making, whether that’s front-line prison staff or senior civil servants.

How we used deep learning to structure GOV.UK’s content

A laptop covered in stickers, including one that reads 'GOV.UK 6'

We're using supervised machine learning to organise all the content on GOV.UK, which means we can do things like create step by step journeys and consider voice activation. Here's what the data science team did.