Top 5 Data Trends, Bus Data, Breast Cancer, Wyze Data Leak, Property Business & Data Brokers

This week we start with an article covering the explosion of AI and Data Analytics across various industries by encapsulating them under top 5 data trends for 2020. The next piece is about the UK government’s initiative to launch the Bus Open Data Service, which would aim at making bus travel more consumer friendly by sharing data with third parties. After this is a story about how Google is using AI to detect breast cancer more effectively than specialists. We then highlight various takeaways of a data leak event that exposed the information of 2.4 million customers of Wyze. We have also included an article about the need to build an ecosystem and infrastructure for a Data Economy in the property business. We round up with a video, where Rita Gunther McGrath, a best-selling author and a professor at Colombia Business School, has shared her views on big data brokers.

5 data trends for 2020

Companies will increase reliance of artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics in 2020 as they seek a competitive edge. The company of the future will make most of its major decisions with a little help from data analytics.

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UK Government Plans To Open Public Transport Data To Third Parties

The UK government has announced the launch of a system that exploits big data to provide bus passengers with real-time travel info, something which it hopes will make public transport a more painless and satisfactory experience for travellers.

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Google just beat humans at spotting breast cancer — but it won’t replace them

Google is developing artificial intelligence to help doctors identify breast cancer, according to a research paper published in Nature today. The model, which scans X-ray images known as mammograms, reduces the number of false negatives by 9.4 percent—a hopeful leap forward for a test that currently misses 20 percent of breast cancers, as reported by The New York Times.

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Wyze data leak: Key takeaways from server mistake that exposed information from 2.4M customers

Seattle-area startup Wyze, a provider of home video cameras and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, announced on Dec. 26 that it had been informed of a “data leak” that reportedly exposed the personal information of 2.4 million of its customers. 

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Creating a “Data Economy” in the Property Industry

As we moved from analogue to the digital world, everything we do creates data. Every second we are interacting online is being stored in multiple places at the same time. What we search, browse, click, how we move the mouse along the screen, our keystroke cadence, what we pause on and what we chose to ignore all add up to a shockingly accurate description of who we are, data wise. 

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Who is getting rich off you? The insidious big data economy.

Rita Gunther McGrath, a professor at Colombia Business School, shares her views on big data brokers.

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