NewsLetter

COVID-19 Spreadsheet Error, Geospatial Data, AI & Missing Children, ESG Ratings, War on Data and Silicon Valley
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This week we begin with an article on the UK’s Public Health England (PHE) agency that oversees pandemic response, blaming an Excel spreadsheet error for its inability to add 16,000 confirmed coronavirus cases to the national COVID-19 tracker. Next, we...
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Hackers Target School, Data Science Programs, Data Gravity, Democratization, Legal Research Platforms and Data Quality Market Opportunity
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This week we begin with an article on hackers leaking personal information of students and teachers of a school in Nevada, on account of school officials refusing to pay the ransom. Next, we have a piece by MIT Management Review,...
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Economic Tracker; Chinese Database; Data Labeling; Tech Lending; Customer Behavior and Dark Data
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This week we begin with an article on a COVID-19 economic data tracker created by Raj Chetty, a Harvard economics professor, that tracks the state of the US economy in real-time, revealing soaring inequality. Next, we have a story on...
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AI Knowledge, Chinese Database, Racial Diversity, Data Institutions, Time Dependency and COVID-19 Infections
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This week we begin with an article on a shift in the landscape of Artificial Intelligence from data to knowledge, due to advancements in data exchange. Next, we have a story about a leaked Chinese database that houses personal details...
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Tech Regulations, Face Masks, Genetics, ESG Metrics, AI-Decision Distrust and Crops
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This week we begin with an article in Brookings, on the role of data in implementing more regulation and oversight in the technology sector. The next story highlights the privacy concerns over the use of mask recognition software to ensure...
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Climate Risks, Financial Crime, Facial Recognition, American Express, Vulnerable People Database and Third-Party Cookies
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This week we begin with an article about an open-source climate data project called the OS-climate project, lead by the Linux Foundation, that seeks to disclose and minimize the “climate risk” faced by companies. Next, we have a video that...
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Golden State Killer, 235 Mn Social Media Profiles, Female Artists, AI Training, ESG and Hurricane Laura
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This week we begin with an article on how a DNA database led to the conviction of one of the most notorious serial killers in US history. Next, we have a story on a major data leak of a data...
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Biased A.I. Tool, COVID-19 & Facial Recognition, Microsoft Flight Simulator, 1.3 Mn Stolen Art Objects, Japan’s DNA Database and Uber Security Breach
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This week we start with a story on the biased nature of CoNLL-2003, an A.I. tool that has been in use for almost 2 decades helping machine learning models to identify and categorize entities in text. Next, we have a...
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US Covid19 Database, Data Assets, Historical Cookbooks, Digitization of Indian Judiciary, Public Database and Police Data & Racial Biases
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This week we begin with an article on the federal health advisory committee members warning about the consequences of the US government’s new virus data collection methods, on the integrity of data. Next, we have a story on the transformation...
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Violent Crime Predictions, Hedge Funds, Space Solutions, Taiwan’s Wildlife Database, USA & Covid-19 Data and Google-Fitbit Deal
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This week we begin with an article on a British AI tool that was designed to predict gun and knife violence, but proved to be ineffective and inaccurate in serving the purpose. Next, we have a story about the surge...
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