Analytics & Data

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Smartphones that betray their masters


You know that shiny little device that you’re using to handle the day-to-day running of your life? Well you might want to take another look at it, this time without the rose-tinted glasses. It turns out, the way those things are designed to work in practice can expose your very private, very personal data to … Continue reading

Google to Buy Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind for $400M


Google to Buy Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind for $400M Remember what I said about robots not needing to be physical? Well Google have dug deep to the tune of $400M to acquire DeepMind, a company that focuses on machine learning algorithms. Describing themselves as a “cutting edge artificial intelligence company”, DeepMind’s first commercial applications are … Continue reading

The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society?


The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society? Smart Machines Could Cost Tech Industry Millions of IT Jobs It is encouraging to see others leaping into the debate about what impact robots, drones, AI’s, etc. will have on jobs, people, society, government, economics and economies. The first link above is an … Continue reading

Zuckerberg to talk about Facebook’s artificial intelligence plans


Zuckerberg to talk about Facebook’s artificial intelligence plans There is still a way to go before software is truly intelligent enough to do all of the things we humans take for granted when we interpret the world around us.  However, our human monopoly on this task is most assuredly not guaranteed. Prepare yourself for software … Continue reading

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job No One Has


Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job No One Has »  Is it really only a skills gap, or is it also a tools gap and an ease of use gap?  I know what I think, how about you? Well, whatever you believe, data is seriously under-used and also commonly mis-used.  There is certainly room for improvement in … Continue reading

Making The Case For Hadoop: Variety, Not Volume


Making The Case For Hadoop: Variety, Not Volume »  This seems to me to be a good use-case for Hadoop.   The real problem I often see with tech is that it isn’t always well thought out about what problems should be tackled with it.

NoSQL Stars In Travel Giant’s Platform Upgrade


NoSQL Stars In Travel Giant’s Platform Upgrade »  For once, no comment :-)  Sometimes discretion is the better part of valour and my thoughts are probably best kept under wraps.