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U.S. Looks to Stop Flow of Data to China

The U.S. is poised to limit China’s access to American’s big data, reports Bloomberg. 

TikTok, WeChat and Huawei Technologies Co. are just the beginning. What comes next has the potential to reshape the global economy for decades to come.


Making Quantum Computing More Efficient

 Quantum computing researchers have found a way to make the computers process calculations even faster, reports UNITE AI.               

Quantum computing is one of the most powerful tools available to society, with the potential to solve many of the extremely complex problems that classical computers cannot handle. However, in order to achieve the most powerful quantum computers, there needs to be an increase in efficiency.


Using Big Data for Conservation

According to Phys.Org, big data can help conservation groups decide what land is perfect for conservation efforts. 

The Harry Butler Institute has collaborated with researchers around the world to develop a new tool to inform conservation decisions across Europe. The research is poised to have a direct and immediate impact—on both science and practice. 


Verily Uses Big Health Data

Alphabet, Inc’s life insurance company Verily will use big data, reports Bloomberg. 

Verily, the Alphabet Inc. life sciences unit that’s previously targeted mosquito-borne illness and launched Covid-19 testing programs, is getting into the health insurance business.


Writing the Role of the Chief Data Officer

According to ZD Net, companies are embracing big data and adding chief data officers, but often are unsure what duties the CDO should have. 

The rise of chief data officers (CDOs), who are responsible for organisation-wide governance, management and exploitation of information, has been rapid.


Big Data Helps with Infrastructure Decisions

According to Venture Beat, StreetLight Data is on step closer to bringing big data insights to cities looking to upgrade their transportation infrastructure. 

StreetLight Data, a big data platform that helps cities unlock mobility insights from location data from smartphone apps, has raised $15 million in a series D round of funding.


Colleges Use Big Data to Track Covid

Colleges are relying on big data dashboards to help them track and prevent Covid-19 outbreaks on their campuses, reports Health Analytics. 

To help track and monitor the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses, leaders across the country are implementing big data dashboards to promote transparency and comfort among students, faculty, and staff. 


Using Big Data in Climate Research

Big data can play an important role in combating climate change, reports Inside Big Data. 

Amid the ongoing and wall-to-wall coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, you may have missed an important piece of news. An academic paper published last month by Australian climate scientist, Steven Sherwood and a team of global colleagues, is arguably one of the most important – and one of the most terrifying – pieces of climate change research to emerge in recent years.


Healthcare Employs Big Data

The healthcare industry is slowly adopting practices that allow it to use big data to better serve patients, reports Health Analytics IT. 

As the industry continues its quest to provide holistic, comprehensive, and cost-effective care to patients, the term population health management has emerged as a crucial task for organizations to undertake.


Researchers Tap Big Sleep Data

According to Inside Big Data, big data is helping researchers unlock the mysteries of sleep.

In 2016, a study by CDC found that a third of adults in the US get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a day. In 2018, sleep experts from the UK warned that the children’s lack of sleep was a hidden health crisis after the National Health Service came out with the latest statistics.


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