When the State meets the Street

Books like this one come along rarely.

“When the State meets the Street” is a discussion of how public sector algorithm designers keep screwing up in practice – and is probably applicable to the technical people working on everything from AI (everywhere) to Universal Credit and any GDS/DCMS digital programme.

It’s an easy read, and if you read it, you’re less likely to do the sort of stupid stuff that lands across my desk…


If you have a ban on new paper books in your house, read pages 250-254 in a bookshop (and then buy the book and keep it at work —¬†There is currently no ebook available in the UK (which is really annoying)). An ebook is now available.

posted: 03 Jan 2018