The Nouveau Engineer
9 October, 2020

Data engineering is set to be the profession of the future – here’s why The centrality of artificial intelligence across sectors is glaringly obvious today – more obvious than ever before owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has, of course, had direct bearing on the landscape of skills required to…

The Art of War – AI edition
8 October, 2020

How data scientists are changing the global military landscape The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a country’s military forces is not a new phenomenon by any means. In fact, since the mid-2010s, the world has already been witnessing a steady arms race for better military AI. The quest for…

Benefactor: Microsoft
7 October, 2020

Why Microsoft’s GPT-3 license should be a win-win for all parties involved Ever since its release, OpenAI’s GPT-3 series has persistently stayed at the centre of discussion among researchers, developers and entrepreneurs around the world. Regarded as one of the world’s most advanced machine learning-based text (and image) generators, it…

Data Engineers Set to Fly
6 October, 2020

From CIA to Morgan Stanley, data engineers are in high demand From Morgan Stanley to Ericsson, IBM and even the CIA, the US spy agency, nearly every organization is looking to hire Data Engineers. A LinkedIn search shows that almost 15,000 openings for data engineers while Indeed.com shows over 10,000…

Ransomware Plague COVID Trials
5 October, 2020

As nations race each other in search of the elusive vaccine, covert operators play dirty tricks. Research that deals with data has long gone digital. That is of course a boost to data crunching and more accurate findings, but no longer can we ignore the perils of the digital world.…

Spy Agency Goes to Market
2 October, 2020

CIA focuses on AI, Quantum Computing; creates CIA Labs to earn from innovations following the NASA model The US space agency has always been doing it: spinning off space technologies for everyday use. Even when the pandemic struck, it rose to the occasion and patented an improvement to an oxygen…

Into the Next Zone
1 October, 2020

AI industry gradually shifting from data-centric to knowledge-centric models to meet future requirements As the world becomes more reliant every passing day on self-learning algorithms and data-based models of logic and machine reasoning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a household term. The tech industry too is rising high on automation…

Doing Business in a New World
30 September, 2020

How organisations will transform under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic Let’s face it, nothing is going to be the same again once the global pandemic recedes. By now, everybody knows that. There has been a lot of talk about the “new normal” that is going to take over the…

The Digital Transformation of Biology
29 September, 2020

Computer-Aided Biology is the way forward as collaboration between biology and data science is set to increase Given the drastic changes that AI and automation have brought to almost every aspect of our existence, it should come as no surprise that the way we look at (and study) life has…

Breaking Down Barriers to Growth
28 September, 2020

Israeli start-up DeepCube is efficiently tapping the full potential of Deep Learning through software Are AI-based models really sustainable in terms of cost? Estimates from recent research show the following: (1) the University of Washington’s Grover fake news detection model cost US$25,000 to train in about two weeks; (2) OpenAI…