A conference on understanding and quantifying uncertainty
The phrase “these uncertain times” has never seemed more relevant. In Australia in 2019/2020 we have ricocheted from one extreme event to another; the worst bushfires on record; flooding in previously drought-stricken areas; a global pandemic. What next? Humans beings find uncertainty stressful and in order to resolve it often gravitate to solutions which offer the allure of certainty. Yet the promise of certainty is false; to quote the Pliny the Elder “the only certainty is that nothing is certain”. It is by learning to accept, understand and quantify uncertainty, that leads to robust policies and informed decision making and ultimately to a deeper understanding of our world.
Data. Uncertain. is the first globally connected conference for industry, government and academia specifically dedicated to the communication of uncertainty and improving our understanding of it. The conference will provide practical dialogue on how data science can help quantify uncertainty to substantially improve our ability to manage and communicate it.
The event is hosted by the Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE) ARC Centre. With connections to leading institutions in Australia and overseas, the Centre stays at the forefront of data science research to offer new insights and solutions for complex real-world problems.
This conference brings together the world-leading academics from institutions including Columbia, Australia’s leading universities and NSW Senior Government officials to lead the discussion on embracing uncertainty.