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When Data Science Met Epidemiology

When Data Science Met Epidemiology

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many data science and business analytics practitioners have been pulled—mostly willingly—into the field of epidemiology. Large businesses with data science teams wanted to learn as much as possible about the likely course of the infection in the places where they do business. Some may also have had some epidemiologists or medical officers in the organization, but they didn’t necessarily have enough analytical talent in their groups to run the numbers on the virus’ prevalence and growth.

Blockchain Research Institute expanding to Africa, the Middle East and Korea

Blockchain Research Institute expanding to Africa, the Middle East and Korea

Three new BRI divisions will foster innovation and research in their respective regions.

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has revealed plans to expand into several continents mid-year through partnerships with several banks, foundations, and organizations.

Big Data Is Dead: Long Live Smart Data

Big Data Is Dead: Long Live Smart Data

For more than a decade, big data has been steadily soaring. New data-driven companies have emerged and become multibillion-dollar juggernauts, while established market leaders recognized the power of data early and have invested accordingly. But like with so many things, 2020 was a wake-up call for data strategies, especially the many not delivering immediate value.

Speed is King in COVID-19 times

Speed is King in COVID-19 Times

Business agility is critical. It’s shocking and saddening to see the number of large household names that we grew up with going into administration. Companies that have always been there and we thought always would stand the test of time. Companies like J.C. Penney, Sears and Arcadia group have not managed to adapt to the new world. The world of COVID-19, but also the changes that were happening to consumer habits before that

Bitcoin is COVID immune

Bitcoin is COVID immune

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has left a significant footprint on the global economy. For this reason, it had a substantial impact on the behavior of all financial instruments, including cryptocurrencies. It turns out that the fluctuations experienced by the virtual currency market during this period reflect changes in other capital and commodity markets. This market has also shown relative stability during this difficult time. It is another proof that cryptocurrencies can be treated as a mature and full-fledged financial instrument.

Sorting out viruses with machine learning

Sorting out viruses with machine learning

The ongoing global pandemic has created an urgent need for rapid tests that can diagnose the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19, and distinguish it from other respiratory viruses. Now, researchers from Japan have demonstrated a new system for single-virion identification of common respiratory pathogens using a machine learning algorithm trained on changes in current across silicon nanopores. This work may lead to fast and accurate screening tests for diseases like COVID-19 and influenza.

The 5 Biggest Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends In 2021 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

The 5 Biggest Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends In 2021 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most prominent tech trends to have emerged in recent years. In simple terms, it refers to the fact that while the word “internet” initially referred to the wide-scale networking of computers, today, devices of every size and shape – from cars to kitchen appliances to industrial machinery – are connected and sharing information digitally, on a global scale.

Three Reasons AI-Powered Platforms Fail

Three Reasons AI-Powered Platforms Fail

If you’ve found yourself thinking, “There’s an AI-powered solution for everything these days,” you’re not far off.

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the current state of adoption of AI by enterprises worldwide, the future of deep learning, and consumers’ attitudes regarding Covid-19 contact tracing.

AI News Index: Worried About Government Data Collection For Covid-19 Contact Tracing?

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the current state of adoption of AI by enterprises worldwide, the future of deep learning, and consumers’ attitudes regarding Covid-19 contact tracing.

How One Fintech Unicorn Became A Fashion Destination

How One Fintech Unicorn Became A Fashion Destination

As the world moves rapidly online, the distinction between B2B and B2C is becoming increasingly hazy. Today, consumers have more visibility and connection to businesses further up the value chain. And smart businesses are taking advantage of this direct relationship to become more relevant to a new audience. One business that is leveraging its B2B…
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