2021 October

This issue we look at how The OR Society can respond to the challenges posed by AI and what the implications of climate change are for Defence, from an OR perspective. We also celebreate the Black heroes of operational research by profiling Black trailblazers who have helped and inspired others. You can also find the latest news of Society events, training and more.

An update on The OR Society’s response to the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence

Alan Robinson, OR Society Vice President and Chair of the Analytics Development Group, talks us through the latest activity and thinking in the Society regarding the continued importance of artificial intelligence.

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Nigel Cummings reviews the UK government's recently commissioned study on the implications of climate change for UK Defence and Security, exploring the effects such change will have as we expect to see temperatures increase by 2.3–3.5°C by 2100.  

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The Black heroes of operational research

Dr Nira Chamberlain FORS presents some of the Black heroes in operational research – Black people who are trailblazers and help and inspire others – from these shores and abroad, using their own words.

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