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Global Impunity Index getting away with the murders of journalist
Global Impunity Index getting away with the murders of journalist
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In the past decade, at least 324 journalists have been silenced through murder worldwide & in 85% of these cases no perpetrators have been convicted - Such numbers may no longer evince horror or concern. However, The Global Impunity Index,...
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Gender Inquality & Alcohol Consumption
Gender Inquality & Alcohol Consumption
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“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, and in water there is bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin While studying history, one looks for not the overt but searches for undercurrents. Sociology is much the same, wherein consumption of...
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Money Matters
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At Zigram, a question over beer usually turns into a data analytics exercise. Last friday someone asked - Why do certain countries prefer Pensions over Investments? Because while the instruments behind them are similar i.e stocks and bonds... the emotion...
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Road Safety and Health
Road Safety and Health
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Each year, over 1.2 million people loose their lives and countries Each year, over 1.2 million people lose their lives and countries experience negative impacts on GDP at the rate of 1% to 3% due to road accidents. If there...
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Do Your Data Scientists Know the ‘Why’ Behind Their Work?
Do Your Data Scientists Know the ‘Why’ Behind Their Work?
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Most Data Science initiatives & projects fail. By some estimates, when judged by practical or actionable outcomes, less than 5% of all ML, AI, Analytics and Deep Learning work may be considered successful. For a profession which prides itself in...
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A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself
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"A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself." - Dayananda SaraswatiThough this may have been said by the great social leader in the context of societal, cultural and philosophical realities of the 1800s, it is...
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Will Netflix eventually monetize their User data?
Will Netflix eventually monetize their User data?
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Time and therefore, attention - is the only non-scalable resource available with most of us today. Never in the history of mankind have organizations tried to capture this resource in a wholesale manner. Empires have launched militaristic and diplomatic campaigns...
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The world of Alternate Data is growing, lucrative and super creative
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The world of Alternate Data is growing, lucrative and super creative. Though it is puny ($350 Mn by 2020) in the grand scheme of things, the need for data like flight records, email receipts, website usage, satellite pictures, and geolocation...
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Fashion is a $3 trillion market, constitutes 2% of the global GDP
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Fashion is a $3 trillion market, constitutes 2% of the global GDP. Clothes & accessories have never been cheaper or more abundant in the history of mankind.Having said that, the market has never been as fiercely competitive or dynamic as...
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A study on ‘Dark Patterns’, done by researchers at Princeton
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A study on 'Dark Patterns', done by researchers at Princeton, has identified that deceptive designs usually have two goals:1. Convincing users to buy more stuff2. Convincing them to give up dataIf you think about it, both lead to the other.Design...
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