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Big Data Helps Grow Big Potatos

According to NC State University, researchers are using big data to grow the perfect sweet potato. 

When it comes to growing sweet potatoes, North Carolina is a superstar – growing more than the next three states combined.


Countries Need to Prepare Better for Outbreaks

The reseacher behind “Blue Dot” believes that countries need to change their disease preparedness, reports the Epoch Times. 

The Canadian researcher who was among the first to predict the deadly spread of COVID-19 says the world needs to change the way it monitors for and reacts to disease outbreaks.


Big Data Could Help Find Cancer Treatments

According to Health IT Analytics, big data is being used to help researchers find treatments for cancer. 

A big data analytics tool that uses information from multiple cancer types could help researchers identify potential treatments and accelerate precision medicine, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Clinical Cancer Informatics revealed.


Big Data and AI Working Together are the Future

Big data combined with artificial intelligence could be how Covid-19, and future diseases are controlled or eradicated, reports the Print. 

As global COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the unmatched connectivity that defines our era serves as both bane and blessing. Our interconnected livelihoods allow for the rapid spread of both disease and cure.


Big Data is a Form of Wealth for Some

According to OZY, big data is becoming a new form of wealth for some countries. 

At the G-20 summit last June, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe introduced a resolution endorsing the free flow of data across borders, India, South Africa and Indonesia refused to sign it. India’s then foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale described data as a “new form of wealth” to explain the country’s reluctance to part with it.


Big Data Powers Big Tech

Without big data other tech like IoT and machine learning wouldn’t function, reports Analytics Insights. 

The future of big data is clear and unshakeable. If you have noticed, technologies like IoT, Machine Learning, artificial intelligence, and more are making their ways into our everyday lives. Behind all of these is Big Data sitting strong in an authoritative position.


China's Big Data Centers

China is building big data centers throughout the nation, reports the South China Morning Post. 

China is doubling down on the digital transformation of its economy with a plan to build “industrial big data” centres nationwide, enabling massive amounts of information – mostly production data – to be used for developing more efficient industries.


India Turns To Big Data in Covid-19 Fight

According to the Hindustan Times, India is relying on big data in its fight against Covid-19.

“We are now at the bottom of the peak,” says Dr Deepak Agrawal, professor of neurosciences at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). What he means is that the Covid-19 pandemic in India hasn’t reached a stage in which the number of cases multiplies exponentially.


Big Data Can Be Useful to Retailers

Big Data can help retailers in a variety of ways, such as predicting the market, reports Marketing Technology Insight. 

Playing in the online retail industry is increasingly difficult. Margins are becoming tighter, while the massive influx of newcomers further saturates a market that is already filled to the brim with established competitors.


Big Data Could Help Manage Diabetes

According to ZD Net, eventually big data could help diabetics manage their condition. 

Almost one in every 10 people has diabetes, and the number of diabetics has nearly doubled over the past 20 years. Despite that increase, development of new technology to help diabetics to manage their condition has been limited. Many diabetics still test and retest their blood sugar manually and inject insulin accordingly, just as they did decades ago.


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