The Power of Blockchain & its compelling Use cases

There have been few defining technological shifts that we have seen in history compared to the one we are going through right now. The Blockchain movement is causing a disruption on a massive scale...

Infographics Digest  Vol. 8 – The Future of Healthcare

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Infographic: Dangers of the Internet of Things

For the 62% on US adults who own at least one connected device, it’s an easy call to say that IoT is the future of connectivity. From Alexa to Smart TVs, almost all IoT...

Big trends shaping FinTech

For those of you who are not familiar with FinTech, it is the amalgamation of Financial services with technology. It is difficult to predict how the broader FinTech space is going to change in the...

Infographic: Journey to the Clouds

Smart business leaders understand the value of utilizing the cloud. As data storage needs grow, as they have been growing exponentially for decades, the means in which we manage that data grows as well....

Concept of Metadata & Differential privacy

Frankly speaking I was a little confused myself the first time I heard the term Metadata, but thinking about it now, I have come across it so many times not realizing its importance or...

The New age of Digital identity & its challenges

We are living in a world increasingly driven by data in every aspect of our lives with emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big data, Blockchain & Cloud computing acting as the driving forces behind...

Blockchain and Data Storage: A Perfect Match?

Data. It’s fast becoming one of the world’s most highly-prized resources. Indeed, its recent proliferation is virtually our raison d'être here at Data Driven Investor. Of course, us DDI folk are not the only ones who believe...

Big Data in Financial Services

Data has become the most precious commodity as we enter the fourth industrial revolution powered by Artificial Intelligence. The foundation of the this edition of industrial revolution has been built on the increased automation...

Climate Change, ESG and the Quest for Better Data

After what feels like another incredibly hot summer across many parts of the planet, the latest findings from S&P Global suggest that US companies are taking note of the effect that climate change is...

Dealing with Complexity through ‘Swarm AI’

Social phenomena involves webs of large numbers of elements that interact with each other in complicated, non-linear ways. These interactions create coherent structures and “emergent” properties. Seen in this way, social phenomena bears a relationship...

Quandl and the Alternative Data Revolution

Alpha, as a measure of active management skills in the fund’s world, gauge the manager’s ability to beat the market. Skills aside, it is also largely related to information sources that the manager uses,...

The Long Path of AI: Destructive or Transformative?

The field of AI (artificial intelligence), to those on the outside, must appear to be an orderly gathering of intellectuals collaborating at the cutting edge of technology. The reality is a bit different. Last...

Co-creating History with AI

A new division of history occurred with the advent of the digital information revolution, the way we now live described as hyperhistory. This new way of living is characterized by certain features: 1) Our technologies are...

From Data-vidual back to Individual: The Art of Authenticity in the Age of Big...

Common in AI research circles of the 1960s and early 1970s was the optimistic idea that everything concerning the operations of the human mind and behavior can be formalized as such an ‘effective procedure’....

Towards A Model of Algorithmic Fairness

In 1986, when Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, he told the assembled audience, ‘We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never...

The Most Common Vulnerability Of All

Rethinking Email for Privacy and Security Most of the people I know in the world of cybersecurity rightly focus on deeply entrenched matters: server virtualization and containerization, software sandboxing, and helping to train employees to avoid...

Being Nudged by AI

Personal AI (artificial intelligence) assistants are now nearly ubiquitous. Every leading smartphone operating system comes with a personal AI assistant that promises to help you with basic cognitive tasks such as searching, planning, messaging...

Surviving the Second ‘Era of Big Data’

Information is not new and nor is data – of whatever order of magnitude. This is not the first ‘big data’ era but the second. The first was the explosion in data collection that...

The Algorithmic Way of Fairness

As computer calculations are increasingly being used to steer potentially life-changing decisions, scientists are confronting complex questions about what it means to make an algorithm fair. Researchers who work with public agencies to try to...