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Macron argues for European cooperation on big data

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for European countries to work together on a big data policy in order to compete with China and the U.S. Speaking in China on a trade mission in the country, Macron argued that developing better big data strategies in France and across the continent should be a priority. This… Read More


Cryptocurrency trading set to be banned in South Korea

Officials in South Korea have said they will ban cryptocurrency trading in the country, causing prices to plummet. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are traded through exchanges, some of which have recently been raided by authorities after allegations of tax evasion. The impact on the worldwide price of notable virtual currencies was immediate, with… Read More


Microsoft and Google invest in medical research platform

Google and Microsoft are among those who have taken part in a fresh investment round in advanced medical research company DNAnexus. Researchers at the Californian firm help other scientists carry out major biomedical research projects through its cloud platform. Working in the somewhat-controversial field of genomics, in which researchers are moving towards preventing and curing… Read More


Data analysis shows support for Theresa May has halved

Theresa May’s handling of Brexit has caused her popularity to drop by half, according to Twitter sentiment analysis. Data scientists at Queen’s University in Belfast analysed what has been tweeted about the Prime Minister between June and December, and found that her popularity has dropped from a rating of 42 to 20. It also found… Read More


Khronos Group creates standard for data scientists

A consortium of hardware and software companies has released a standard for ease of sharing among data scientists. The Khronos Group has spent more than a year creating the Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF) 1.0 Provisional Specification to ease the exchange of trained neural networks. As it stands, machine learning deployment can become fragmented. The… Read More


Neural networks translation breakthrough made at MIT

MIT researchers have found that changing the way neural networks look at data makes them better at understanding languages. Researchers discovered that by applying a recently developed interpretative technique, they could analyse neural networks and assess the way they work. What they found is that the systems typically concentrated on lower-level tasks, such as sound… Read More


What to consider when defining your new data strategy

Mathias Golombek, CTO at Exasol, writes on how businesses are adapting to incorporate new data strategies Big data is no longer just hype and a buzzword. However, focussing on the term big data is missing the point. We have moved on to a place where business-oriented ‘data strategies’ should be the focus. By changing the… Read More


Cray joins big data team at U.S. research centre

Supercomputing firm Cray has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s big data research group to work on major scientific problems. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), set up under the American energy department, is the country’s primary scientific computing facility, and also plays host to the Big Data Centre (BDC). This smaller organisation,… Read More


UK government makes AI key part of industrial strategy

The UK government has announced that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a core part of its new industrial strategy. The Industrial Strategy, announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark, aims to create a long-term plan for improving the country’s productivity issues and strengthen the economy, partially through the adoption of new technologies such as AI. The… Read More


Mark Beaumont talks data and tech on his round the world ride

Mark Beaumont recently broke the world record for circumnavigating the globe on a bike, covering an astonishing 18,000 miles in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. To achieve this, on almost all of those days, he rode for 16 hours, covered 260 miles and burned 9000 calories. It is a feat of almost unparalleled… Read More


Why a collaborative, data-driven strategy can boost customer experience

Ahead of his keynote session at Big Data World, Frankfurt 2017, Ronald van Loon, Director at Adversitement, discusses the trends in customer experience which are driving demand for big data and artificial intelligence solutions Due to the growing number of smartphones, tablets, laptops, IoT devices and sensors in today’s digital world, a point of sale… Read More


Local councils could save £15 billion a year through tech, says minister

Local councils could save as much as £15 billion through better use of technology, according to Secretary of State for Local Government, Sajid Javid. Speaking at the Urban Tech Summit in Birmingham on Monday, Javid outlined the major flaws with local government policy on technology adoption, arguing that most councils find themselves far behind most… Read More



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