In the third episode of our new monthly podcast we look at how things have changed in the world of official statistics during the pandemic, for the ONS as a whole and within our Data Science Campus.
The National Statistician Professor Sir Ian Diamond and Dr Louisa Nolan, Chief Data Scientist at the ONS Data Science Campus give their thoughts on the ups and downs of 2021 and 2020.
This episode dives deep into how the ONS has coped with setting up the Covid-19 infection survey, carrying out a Census of England and Wales and meeting the demands for ever faster data on the course of the pandemic and the economy.
Louisa also talks us through how the campus uses data science to achieve things that humans struggle to do alone, like drawing insight from huge numbers of virtual documents or using satellites to count cows from space.
Listen in at the link below or find us on your podcast app of choice to hear how the data revolution and the fight against COVID are changing UK stats forever. (Recorded in 2021)