Having conquered games like chess and go, AI researchers are now tackling real time strategy games like Starcraft and Dota. AlphaStar, a product of Google’s DeepMind research labs, has beaten some of the worlds best Starcraft 2 players and Microsoft recently, invested $1 billion in OpenAI and company that has worked on the game Dota […]Read More StarCraft II players don’t train for 200 years – the limits of current AI
Most empirical research in psychology either involves administering surveys across a cohort or occurs in the laboratory. While a great deal has been learned about psychological processes using these methods, they provide very sparse samples of human behaviour under quite unnatural conditions. Experience sampling methods (Csikszentmihalyi & Larson, 1992) use smartphones, wearable sensors, social media […]Read More The Promise of Big Data Approaches in Memory Research
The options to sell your data are starting to appear, but do you really want to transfer ownership? Might it not be better to lease the information?Read More Selling Data – Should You Take Control and Sell Your Own Personal Information?
People should be making choices about and benefiting from their data, not governments. Full story here. Read my post on Data Power to the People.Read More Florida is selling drivers’ personal information
Today data is owned by corporations, governments, and research institutions. But it is generated by users, citizens and participants. Perhaps they should own it. A million workers working for nothing You better give ’em what they really own We got to put you down When we come into town John Lennon © Sony/ATV Music Publishing […]Read More Data Power to the People
Researchers from psychology and other disciplines are increasingly relying on computational analyses of large data sets to draw conclusions about human behaviour. This kind of research requires skills that are not often taught as part of the psychology curriculum. Last year we launched a summer school to help people collect and analyse complex human data, […]Read More Complex Human Data Summer School, Melbourne, Dec 15-20 2019
In February 2018, the Pursuit magazine published an article describing the objectives of the Complex Human Data Hub that I direct. You can find the article here.Read More SENSORS AND BIG DATA ARE SHOWING HOW OUR MINDS WORK
In April 2018, the Pursuit magazine published an article on my views on the rights of data creators. You can find it here.Read More WHO SHOULD OWN RESEARCH DATA?
My name is Simon Dennis and I am a husband, a father, a mentor and friend. I am also the Director of the Complex Human Data Hub within the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and CEO of Unforgettable Research Services. The Complex Human Data Hub‘s primary aim is to develop Computational Behavioural Science – bringing […]Read More Welcome