Big Data

Brand Transparency In An Age Of Post-Truth

Kara Melchers | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
Kara Melchers

In Finland, financial institution, Bank of Åland, went one step further. They developed the Åland Index, a way of using data to calculate the individual carbon footprint of each credit card transaction, thus creating the first bank index for everyday environmental impact.

What Will Healthcare Look Like In 2027?

Theo Priestley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Theo Priestley

Understanding the future of a digital, autonomous and patient-first healthcare system is in fact the first step in realising that every industry is ab...

Where Would We Be Today Without Wi-Fi?

Angus Leitch | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Angus Leitch

Where would we be today without Wi-Fi? No more hotspots. No cool internet cafés. Our 'mobile' devices would be far less mobile. Or what would life be...

Questions Are Obsolete - The Information Is Out There

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

While in the first round of the French Presidential election, opinion polls got the results to within 1% correct, the industry as a whole has taken qu...

Automation And Society: Will Democracy Survive The Internet Of Things?

John Purrier | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
John Purrier

Clearly modern technology has disrupted society. The challenge therefore is to overcome our fears, embrace it and adapt in the right way. Because, never before have we had so much opportunity at our fingertips. It is, I would suggest, a cause for enormous optimism and the way it is used is up to us.

This Isn't A United Problem, It's An Industry Problem

Eric Berridge | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech
Eric Berridge

United Airlines is making headlines after forcibly removing a passenger from an overbooked flight. The behavior was absolutely avoidable, but here's the thing--United started out by trying to look out for employees' and customers' best interests.

Don't Let Your Smart Home Become A Fool's Paradise

Yossi Atias | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

As a security expert, what freaks me out most about this creepy turn of events is that we appear to be sleepwalking into a culture of surveillance, without exercising our right to personal choice about the level of privacy we want in our lives.

Using Big Data To Fight Dementia

David Richards | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
David Richards

Nevertheless, whilst billions are spent every year on research for a cure, progress has been slow. No new drug has come to market in over a decade. More than a hundred years after the disease was first classified by Dr Alois Alzheimer, the molecular basis of the disease is still unknown and none of the drugs in the market address the disease's underlying pathology.

When Ads Meet Fascism On YouTube: What The Recent Google-Scandal Tells Us About Big Data Capitalism

Christian Fuchs | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech
Christian Fuchs

Companies and the UK government pulled advertisements from YouTube after it had been revealed that some of these organisations' ads were presented together with videos featuring anti-Semitism, white supremacist ideology, hate speech inciting violence, and right-wing extremism...

What The IBM-Salesforce Strategic Partnership Means For Business And AI

Eric Berridge | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Eric Berridge

It's time for the creative disruption of legacy systems to align with the next phase of computing: adding intelligence into customer and employee-facing applications, like Salesforce, to enable companies to unlock and monetize data.

The New Stranger Danger: How To Stay Safe Online In The Age Of Cyber Crime

Philip Ellis | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

From an early age, we're taught not to take candy from strangers. Our parents drill a suspicion of the unknown into us, arming us with the tools to keep ourselves safe. But when it comes to the online world, grown adults who should know better throw caution to the wind, handing over all kinds of intimate data in exchange for use of a free app or wifi network.

2016 Was Below Average For Celeb Deaths

Andrew Keith Walker | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Keith Walker

You might find it hard to accept, but contrary to all the news stories (and Facebook posts) that declared 2016 as an unusually bad year for celebrity deaths, it wasn't. In fact 2016 was probably below average for famous departures.

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Five Ways Healthcare Organisations Can Get Ahead In The Race To The Medical Internet Of Things (MIoT)

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as something of a phenomenon in the last few years. The concept has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception.

The Headlong IoT Gold Rush Is Undermining Security And Making Our Smart Homes Dumb

Yossi Atias | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

But smart devices are also dumb. They can't fend off cyber-attacks, they won't alert us if somebody is probing our device from the Internet, and they won't raise a red flag if suspicious activity is detected on our network.

Data Has An Image Problem

Guy Marson | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Guy Marson

Data is supposed to be the new oil, powering all industries and underpinning major business decisions. That said, ask any Tom, Dick or Harry on the street what the word data means to them and they are likely to draw a blank.

Data Projects: More Than Just Marketing

Matt Jones | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Jones

Organisations shouldn't assume data is simply an advertising tool, nor should non-digital businesses dismiss data as the preserve of the new, digital kids. Marketing is not only a very small subset of data's potential; it is also a completely different approach to analytics to the vast majority of data projects.

The Next Revolution: Democratising Healthcare

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Bhoopathi Rapolu

For the lucky, access to healthcare is a given. It is there when we need it, just as any basic human requirement should be. The provision of healthcar...

The Precious Family Photos Being Taken Hostage

Dr Simon Rice | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Simon Rice

How would you feel if a cybercriminal caused the photos of your son or daughter's first Christmas or birthday party to be lost forever? That's the r...

Bad Data Is Bad For Your Health

Claire Woodcock | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Woodcock

Biases can only be fixed if you're aware of them, yet the clinicians who may have learned from past research are not the people who develop algorithms. How can we expect a programmer with a Computer Science degree to recognise that the data he is looking at is biased?

How Millennial Digital Wizards Are Powering The Leeds City Region's Gaming Industry

Roger Marsh | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

I was flicking through the i newspaper the other day when one particular article grabbed my attention. According to a new 12-month study for the National Citizen Service, almost half of teenagers in Yorkshire and the Humber (48%) think the area they live in will negatively influence their chances in life. This was the highest rate in the country.

It's Trump, But It's Not Trump

Conor McNicholas | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Politics
Conor McNicholas

It's not about Trump. I mean, it clearly is a bit about Trump because he's just been elected President of the United States of America, but actually there are far bigger forces at play here than even him. The mistake would be to allow ourselves to be distracted by the shouty orange thing rather than looking to what's created the shouty orange thing.

How To Make Your Mark As A Woman In Big Data

Kavitha Mariappan | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Kavitha Mariappan

As a marketing executive at a big data startup, my day often revolves around analysing and discovering hidden trends and patterns from our lead data, and providing guidance to my team on strategies to maximise our conversion rates.

How Artificial Intelligence And Analytics Deal With Insider Threats

Ben Dickson | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

These are insider threats, the number one contributing factor to security incidents within enterprises. Despite what you see in hacker movies such as Blackhat, the biggest threat to organisations' networks are the people who are working for them.

Data And AI - How Healthcare Should Use It (Or, Florence And The Machine)

Max Gadney | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Max Gadney

Austerity economies have squeezed public health services while private suppliers compete on ever tighter margins. But there are ways to improve. One aspect of modern technology is particularly useful to improving health - beyond hardware and devices, there is data.