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The Future of Prediction: The Social Consequences of Algorithmic Forecast in Insurance, Medicine and Policing

Project description

Algorithmic prediction in insurance, medicine and policing

The digital era is developing new tools to predict the future and enhance new pathways for specific social areas such as insurance, medicine and policing. The ability to predict the future could lead to better management of the uncertainty that is associated with the future. However, such knowledge could affect a wide range of practices with significant social impact. The EU-funded PREDICT project will develop an inclusive method to study the social, practical and theoretical consequences of prediction in the digital era. The project will investigate three significant social areas: personalised insurance, precision medicine and predictive policing. To achieve its goal, the project will connect the new algorithmic forms of prediction with big data and machine learning.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 658 012

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 658 012
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 426 417
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments