The Good and the Bad of AI

The Good and the Bad of AI

The Good and the Bad of AI The internet likes lists, so here are five reasons to use Artificial Intelligence, five why you might want to avoid using it and five cautionary tales. For these examples it is assumed that AI is being used to create predictive models. First the Good: Neural Networks (NN) are powerful. They tend to be more powerful than many of the classical methods such as Logistic Regression, especially where the selection of available variables is large.   NN can be ...

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Legacy and In-memory Fundraising

Legacy and In-memory Fundraising The 4th edition of Legacy and In-memory Fundraising from the publishers Directory of Social Change, will be published at the end of this month. Nigel Magson covers how to apply data analysis to legacy fundraising and the benefits this brings to legacy fundraising programmes. Getting supporters to leave gifts in their will is one of the most sensitive but also the most effective ways to fundraise. Legacy and In-memory Fundraising "Gifts in wills have the poten ...

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Adroit get podium place in Best Use of FastStats

Adroit gets podium place in Best Use of FastStats Adroit were delighted to be awarded 3rd place in the competition for Best User of FastStats 2017 in the Apteco User Conference held at The Mermaid, in London. There were five finalists including Greggs, Everton Football Club, the NEC Group and Canon printers. Steve Andrews, Chief of Fundraising Strategy and Investment, UNICEF spoke with Nigel Magson and Ross Swain of Adroit, on how the FastStats technology was enabling fundraising investment ...

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Work Experience

Work Experience I am a mathematics undergraduate going into my final year at the University of Exeter and have just finished working with Adroit over summer. I worked there for about 2 months and it has absolutely flown by! My first day actually wasn’t in the office, I happened to begin my internship on a company day out. We went to Keynes Country Park for a day of activities including archery, raft building, kayaking and canoeing. This was a really great way to meet everyone, and I immedia ...

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International NGO Consortium develops Global Donor Insight Initiative with Adroit Data & Insight

International NGO Consortium develops Global Donor Insight Initiative with Adroit Data & Insight Adroit Data & Insight have developed a global fundraising benchmarking and platform for the IFL Forum, a consortium of major NGOs, including Amnesty International, Care International, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Red Cross, Save the Children, SOS Villages, UNHCR, UNICEF, WWF. The benchmarking project in 2017 has involved over 80 individual organisations and markets.  This includes European, Asian, N ...

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Our Solution For Clean Water.....Data

Our Solution For Clean Water…..Data

Our Solution For Clean Water: Data Clean…. or murky? A common requirement for water companies is to understand how many true customers there are within their overall SPID level data (i.e. supply point); any one customer may have multiple sites, and multiple meters, hence multiple SPIDs. It is vital to link SPIDs within the same customer group in order to fully identify how many true customers there actually are. And clearly then to understand the value and margin distribution within these, such ...

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