Feds struggle with regulating banking’s use of big data

When it comes to fintech, banking and payments, big data comes with some powerful pros and cons. The big advantage is that big data can make banking services useful and viable to a huge slice of the population that can’t access it today. The greatest...

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Feds struggle with regulating banking’s use of big data

  When it comes to fintech, banking and payments, big data comes with some powerful pros and cons. The big advantage is that big data can make banking services useful and viable to a huge slice of the population that can’t access it today. The greatest...

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Here’s how developing countries can embrace the digital revolution

Digital technologies have been transforming the global economy. Yet many countries have yet to experience the full developmental benefits of digital technologies, such as inclusive and sustainable growth, improved governance, and responsive service delivery. Given the magnitude of change in competitive advantage that digital technologies...

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Google’s new cloud service eases data preparation for machine learning

One of the challenges that data scientists face when running machine learning workloads is processing information before it’s ready for use. Google unveiled a new cloud service Thursday aimed at easing that pain. Google Cloud Dataprep will automatically detect data schemas, joins, and anomalies such as...

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This MIT professor says there is still one huge challenge with self-driving cars

  MIT associate professor Iyad Rahwan has asked 3 million people to consider the “Trolley problem” when it comes to self-driving cars. The Trolley problem goes like this: a runaway trolley is barreling toward five people on a track who cannot move. But you have the option...

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MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to its cloud service

NoSQL database specialist MongoDB unveiled a new free tier for its MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DaaS) offering on Tuesday. The company also released a utility to support live migration of data to MongoDB Atlas, whether that data is on-premise or in the cloud. "Since we first introduced...

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Open Data Spotlight: Government of India Census

What story do the hearts of over 1 billion Indians tell? This is the question dataset publisher Preet Singh Khalsa set out to answer when he compiled an exhaustive database describing demographic characteristics of the world's second largest population. In this Open Data Spotlight interview,...

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HPE refocuses tech services group on cloud, big data

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has revamped its technology services unit to focus on helping customers adopt emerging technologies, including cloud computing, the internet of things, and big data. HPE's new Pointnext technology services division, announced Thursday, is designed to help businesses speed up their adoption of several technologies,...

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Becoming a Data Scientist: Profiling Cisco’s Data Science Certification Program

Today’s subject matter experts and specialists are tomorrow’s data scientists thanks to Cisco’s Enterprise Data Science Office. Cisco Systems—a US technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells networking devices and management—has taken a forward-thinking and flexible approach to both finding and retaining talent in the face...

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IT job spotlight: Data scientist

It’s a great time to be a data scientist. These professionals are responsible for helping gather and manage an organization’s data in a way that’s meaningful to business decision makers. The right candidates have experience working with major database platforms, are experienced coders and must have...

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