Conferência Desafio Brasil

16/11/2016

Nesta próxima sexta-feira, 18.11.2016, participarei da Conferência Desafio Brasil, organizado pelo Laboratório de Políticas Públicas - LABFGV e pelo Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade da FGV - CTS/FGV, e que conta com o apoio do BIG DATA: PENSA - Sala de Ideias, da Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Meu foco será discutir qual o papel da tecnologia na reinvenção do Estado. Ou, como podemos tornar nossos governos mais democráticos e mais integrados às demandas da sociedade com o uso de tecnologia. Veja mais nesta postagem.

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Polls, errors and democracy in the 21st century

11/11/2016

I have been working with data analysis for public policy design, public administration, and electoral campaigns for a while. And I have been following electoral polls from all around the globe during the last years.

Nowadays, the question in everyone’s minds is: what is happening with the polls? Why are they so wrong? The problem is neither caused by polls methodology nor by politicians, but by the governments. I’ll explain why.

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Rethinking Rio de Janeiro's bike paths using data and scientific knowledge

08/11/2016

How about rethinking the entire bike lanes plan of a city using scientific knowledge and data from Twitter, from Bike Rental (Bike Rio - Itaú), from Mapeando (from lab.rio), from citizens’ request through 1746, integrating it with our mass transportation network?

This is another example of how we, the PENSA Team, are using data. The responsible for this project was João Meirelles, who captured data from many different sources to design a new bike lane plan to better meet the need of our citizens. João used the following data sources:

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Pablo Cerdeira is the Head of the Center of Technology and Society - CTS/FGV and the former Rio de Janeiro's Chief Data Office