Unscripted: The AI Reset
3 July, 2020

Prepare for some big changes A couple of reports caught our attention over the last few weeks. Artificial Intelligence (AI) was failing to forecast things during the pandemic. The reason was that AI needed lots of past data to run its predictive engines. But COVID-19, being a once-in-a-century event, doesn’t…

Want to help NASA drive the Mars Rover through AI?
2 July, 2020

You can indeed do just that from home – no fine print involved Do you really want to try your hand at astronomy? Why not start by helping NASA in driving Curiosity – their Mars Rover? That too on the Martian surface! All you need to do is to tag…

Largest ever DDoS cyberattack on a European bank recorded
1 July, 2020

A few days ago, malware reverse engineering experts from the security firm Akamai managed to mitigate the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Such attacks manipulate multiple connected online devices to overwhelm websites with fake traffic. This particular attack was targeted at a major bank in Europe and generated…

Can AI reopen workplaces?
30 June, 2020

#BackToOffice in the offing – and AI will be instrumental Face it: you’re probably not going back to the office any time soon. It's been almost half a year since the COVID pandemic has been in our midst, and until a vaccine has been confirmed, it isn’t likely to change…

Sports’ new Secret-Sauce: Data Science
29 June, 2020

How Data Science is driving the word of professional sports If you’ve ever wondered how to win the most competitive football league in the world with almost 20% of the season left to play and a 36%-point margin, here’s the recipe: a talismanic manager, superstars in the starting line-up and…

European organizations face data science skills shortage
27 June, 2020

While the world grapples with unprecedented economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis is also driving the need for digital transformation in organizations. Digital transformations will generate massive amounts of data, enabling organizations to extract actionable intelligence from such data, thus leveraging analytics. However, a recent survey from…

Facebook strives to hit back at deepfakes with AI
26 June, 2020

Being products of deep learning and generative neural network architecture, deepfakes are way more advanced than traditional fake image or videos – and often impossible to identify. The consequent harm can be far-reaching,and social-media portals are gradually waking up to the threat of such refined fakes spreading doctored information to…

EU doubts if Clearview AI is legal
24 June, 2020

It’s time for data scientists to understand the implications of privacy regulations Obstacles continue to dog Clearview AI – the closely guarded facial recognition developer that started making waves ever since it went public with its innovation. The fact that the company sourced facial images for its database from random…

Automated-Decision-Intelligence to empower millions of data workers to use the power of AI
23 June, 2020

There are more people out there who use data to take business decisions, than those who actually work with data. Researchers say there are 1 to 2 million data scientists and nearly 5-10 million data and business analysts, but an estimated 50-65 million data workers take business decisions based on…

Art by Algorithm
22 June, 2020

The 21st century Art Revolution is AI-based In October 2018, an eclectic piece of art entitled the Portrait of Edmond de Belamy was sold by New York auction house, Christie’s, for a shade under half a million dollars. This of course still stands as the highest value ever garnered by…