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Webinar: What is Synthetic Data?

18 May 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Data skills
In this free webinar series, we cover the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic data. We explore the variety of methods available to generate synthetic data. Finally, we discuss the nuanced definitions comprising synthetic data itself.
In this first webinar we introduce synthetic data and explore some reasons why we want to use it. We investigate some well-known examples of synthetic data and its benefits. We dive into some purposes for its creation, from showcasing to improving a model.

Presenter: Joe Allen, UK Data Service

The webinar will last for 1 hour with time for questions and answers at the end.

In the second webinar, we will explore two categories of data synthesis methods: Masking and Redaction.

In the third webinar, we explore three categories of data synthesis methods: Coarsening, Mimicking and Simulation.

In the code demonstration we will showcase some data synthesis tooling.
Recordings of UK Data Service webinars are made available on our YouTube channel and, together with the slides, on our past events pages soon after the webinar has taken place.