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Fascination Science - Predicting GDP Using Machine Learning

When:

  • Tue 25 Jun, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Where:

Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre, University Ave, Albany

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Fascination of Science brings world-leading scientists to you in this free lecture series at Massey University, Auckland.

This latest event looks at Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which on its own is not a very sexy topic, but trying to predict it using machine learning and data analysis might be!

Although often criticised as an economic measure, the problem that needs to be solved is not GDP’s relevance, but the ability to get quick up-to-date indicators of GDP in a relevant time frame. Information on what happened three months ago is of limited use.

We will look at the colourful history of GDP including criticisms and some clever global estimation strategies. Finally, our approach to building a real-time GDP predictor using machine learning will be outlined, together with its forecasting results from the last six months.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at fascination@massey.ac.nz.

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