Colloque international de clôture du projet ANR INNOX
Governing by Prediction? Models, data and algorithms in and for governance
11-13 Septembre 2017, Paris, Musée des Arts et Métiers
Computation, be it based on statistical modelling or newest techniques of predictive analytics, holds the promise to be able to anticipate and act infallibly on futures and uncertain situations more generally. That the future is an object of governmental knowledge and action is nothing new though. What is the characteristic of today’s relationship with futures in policy making and action? To what extent do the means of computation, from statistical models to learning algorithms employed in predictive analytics change this relationship, and the collective capacity and legitimacy to engage with future, uncertain situations? How do technologies of prediction change policies? Who predicts, how, and with what effects on decisions and administration and on their politics? More generally, how do ways of predicting institutionalize, fail to do so, or change?
This international event concludes the ANR-funded INNOX research project. It will take place at the Musée des Arts et Métiers on 11-13 September 2017. Contributions on modelling and prediction in matters of health, environment, climate, agriculture, security, crime and urban management, will be offered by a range of international speakers. The conference will be in English, with no translation provided.