Professor Simon Maskell is a Professor of Autonomous Systems at the University of Liverpool, and a Director of the Liverpool Big Data Network. His recent research has included work on the hunt for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The aircraft, to date, has not been located and all 239 people on board are presumed to have died.
To start a two-part series looking at big data and the ethics of autonomous machines, Simon appeared on the University of Liverpool Podcast. Here are the five insights we gained from the use of big data in the search for flight MH370.