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Food & Beverage Industry Turns to Big Data

According to Forbes, food & beverage companies are turning to Big Data to predict the next big thing with customers.

Digital disruption is affecting nearly every industry, from financial services to healthcare — and the food and beverage sector is no exception. Historically, flavor profiles, trends and new food products have largely been attributed to chefs and product developers, and it would take months or years before an idea could be translated into a product and introduced to the market.

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Big Data Helps China Fight Covid

China is using big data to continue its fight against Covid-19, reports Al Jazeera. 

Sitting at the entrance of Chengdu's East Railway Station, Fu Guobin stared at a screen displaying infrared images of people passing through the station's gates. As each person entered, a number popped up next to their image indicating their body temperature.

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Big Data Could Be Used in City Planning

Big data could be used to help city planners improve the quality of transportation, Streets Blog USA.

Imagine a world where your local planning department leaders know exactly how many people are driving, walking, biking and taking transit on every single street in your city, at all times.

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Big Data Can Help Farmers

Big data can help farmers increase crop yield and manage their livestock more efficiently, reports Daily Nation.

The current locust menace is now a real threat to Kenya’s food security efforts in the coming months.

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Big Data Helps South Korea with Covid-19

According to the Daily Star, technology played a big part in helping South Korea slow the spread of Covid-19.

South Korea is fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by relying on its technological forte. 

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Big Data Helps Slow Covid-19

Big data played a big part in helping Taiwain mitigate the spread of Covid-19, reports IEEE Spectrum.

In late January, as the novel coronavirus began spreading through China, computer scientists modeling the outbreak ranked Taiwan the region with the second highest risk of importation of the virus.

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Big Data Could Revolutionize Healthcare

Big data in healthcare could mean more personalized treatments and shift care from treatment to prevention, reports Health Europe.

In the US alone, healthcare costs are surging. In 2017, the spending amounted to $3.5 trillion (€3.2 trillion), with the average hospital stay day valued at $3,949 (€3,658), and the average hospital stay costs at $15,734 (€14,577).

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The American Military Has a Big Data Problem

The U.S. military is generating more big data than it can possibly begin to use, reports War of the Rocks. 

How can you beat an adversary without overpowering them? One strategy is to overwhelm it with information. The Russian government has successfully executed several cyber attacks against European countries in the past decade that did exactly that, most notably against Ukraine as part of a coordinated ground attack to seize Crimea in 2014. 

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China Used Technology to Stop Spread of Covid19

According to Asia Times, China used data from smartphones to contain the spread of Covid19.

China used location and other data from hundreds of millions of smartphones to contain the spread of Covid-19, according to Chinese sources familiar with the program. 

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Using Big Data to Quarantine

As China quarantines its citizens using big data, could the US do something similar, reports Newsweek.

Technology has played a large role in China's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak—but how will the U.S. response compare as the virus continues to spread?

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