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The Dangerous Spread Of Fake Ads

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2017 | Media
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Cowritten with Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners. Did Fake News Sneak up on America? A recent Pew Research Center ...

Martin Rees: We Are Living Through A Political And Scientific Transformation

Alexander Görlach | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Alexander Görlach

Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and the former master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He sat down with The WorldPost for a wide-ranging interview...

New platform aims to help you meet your data science needs

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Adi Gaskell

Making data based decisions makes instinctive sense, and evidence is mounting that it makes strong commercial sense too. For instance, the McKinsey G...

Does GDPR do enough to police AI?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.15.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Algorithms are increasingly powerful, and researchers have recently been grappling with how they can operate ethically, and effectively, in society. T...

The Coming AI Wars

James Canton | Posted 02.09.2017 | Technology
James Canton

If you accept that business is always evolving, learning and changing then you won't be surprised by this forecast. Think ultimate velocity. Think the...

How Big Data Could Transform The Health Care Industry

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living

Data scientist Dr. Eric Schadt is on a mission to revolutionize health care. Leveraging the power of new technologies and mobile devices, he thinks th...

Women in Tech Speak Up at Data Natives Tel Aviv

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 01.23.2017 | Technology
Rachel Wolfson

Let's face it: Women in tech are few and far between. According to a recent 'Women in Tech' report, women held 57% of all professional occupations in ...

Estonia and Finland enter patient data sharing agreement

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.20.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Data sharing in healthcare is a topic I've touched on a number of times recently, with a recent paper from the European Commission highlighting some o...

A Dashboard For The Earth

Jared Green | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green
Jared Green

If we want our planet to be able to house 10 billion people and also want to preserve biodiversity in the future, then we need to leverage the new technologies associated with "big data" and artificial intelligence.

Putting People at the Centre of Health Care

OECD | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

By Angel Gurría and Michael Porter OECD economies already spend nearly 10 percent of GDP on average on health care, and this will only rise as popu...

2017: The Way We Work

Davar Ardalan | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Davar Ardalan

Carrie Freeman is the managing partner of SecondMuse, responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the company. Carrie is a thoug...

The policy implications of using big data in healthcare

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The growing importance of big data in healthcare is something I've touched on a lot in the last few months. It should perhaps come as no surprise the...

Donating Your Medical Data To Science

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.09.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

There have been projects such as the UK's Biobank to encourage data sharing, and the White House recently launched it's Cancer Moonshot initiative to screen around 250,000 samples to hunt for biomarkers that are signs of cancer. Time will tell if these really are the start of something bigger.

A Toddler's Guide to Data Analytics

Ben Newton | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Ben Newton

Any parent of a two-year old appreciates the power of speaking a common language. There is nothing more frustrating to my two-year old son than his in...

Healthcare Provider Data: Lesson from a Cat

David B. Black | Posted 01.04.2017 | Technology
David B. Black

My daughter's cat taught me a major lesson about healthcare as I described here. Pretty amazing. But Jack the cat also thought I should learn about th...

How data is transforming transport

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.03.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Data has transformed all manner of industries, and the transport industry is no exception. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the Urban Tr...

8 Coming Travel Trends for 2017

William D. Chalmers | Posted 12.27.2016 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

"Follow the trend lines, not the headlines." - Bill Clinton We live in unsettling times. Up is down, left is right, losers win. Who really knows what...

Have you requested your LinkedIn account data lately? (See POLL)

Carla Deter | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Carla Deter

The end of the year is always a great time to export your data from your LinkedIn account. As LinkedIn says, 'your data belongs to you and you can dow...

The Power of Intelligence

Gunjan Sinha | Posted 12.21.2016 | Technology
Gunjan Sinha

As you read this, data volumes across the world are exploding at an unprecedented rate. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp alone process 60 billion messa...

A Look Ahead to Talent Acquisition in 2017

Paul Modley | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Paul Modley

If our world is defined by the climate of our politics, there's no denying that 2016 was a tumultuous year. Tensions are rising between global superpo...

How digital marketing helped Donald Trump win.

Matthew Tyson | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Matthew Tyson

(Note: WideNet is a non-partisan company and takes no official stance on political elections. This blog is an objective look at how data and digital m...

Data Isn't Truth. It's Signal.

Kevin McDermott | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Kevin McDermott

When people are presented with disagreeable facts they tend to double down on their own truth.

How a Robust Transportation-data Backbone Can Transform Personal Mobility

Jeruld Weiland | Posted 12.08.2016 | Technology
Jeruld Weiland

By Jeruld Weiland and Jackson Crane, Rocky Mountain Institute Imagine a scenario in which you can travel via a wide variety of mobility options that ...

Shark sightings are higher in a shark tank

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

What do shark sightings; startup failure and data analytics have in common? Well, if your name is Mike or Peter your chances of encountering a shark ...

Why Big Content Trumped Big Data In The 2016 Election

Julie Ginches | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Julie Ginches

A friend of mine--a marketing strategist in the big blue state of California--tells me he got this email alert from MoveOn just days before the electi...