Hannah Augur
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Hannah Augur

Hannah is a writer, editor and nerd based in Berlin. She's a researcher with knowledge and work in a variety of fields, including 3D printing, fantasy video games and even coffee manufacturing.

Artificial IntelligenceMachine Learning

Your phone is already smart, so what’s next? Artificial intelligence and machine learning is coming to the smartphone in ways much bigger than Siri. Earlier this year, Google announced they’ll be working with semiconductor company Movidius By licensing some very special Visual Processing Unit chips, Google plans to move away

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Big DataEnergy & Environment

Global warming. For a topic as massive, important, and (somehow) controversial, big data is a clear option for sorting through the muck. What information is reliable? What solutions are realistic? When a global issue pits the future of humanity against, well, everything humanity is accustomed to, facts are vital. Big

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Data Science 101

Big Data includes so many specialized terms that it’s hard to know where to begin. Make sure you can talk the talk before you try to walk the walk. Data science can be confusing enough without all of the complicated lingo and jargon. For many, the terms NoSQL, DaaS and

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Data Science

Finding missing children and unraveling the complex web of human trafficking is no easy task. The relevant datasets are massive and often unstandardized. It can be difficult to find the right data at all, as it often disappears from websites and pages on a regular basis. When data is hard

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Big DataData Science

The future of 3D printing is heavily reliant on the power of data. The Internet of Things means users will be able to access and print files remotely, as well as create incredible scans and share prints. But, there are also several more opportunities for big data and 3D printing

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Internet of Things

How drones, sensors, and even Google Glass are making news better. The Internet of Things is set to disrupt media like never before. Marketing and advertising will be reborn, understanding and reaching consumers with an unprecedented degree of precision. That is not, however, the only way media will be changing.

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Artificial Intelligence

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Data scientists aren’t so sure. Many consider the Turing test to be the ultimate judge of whether artificial intelligence is fully developed. Technology should be able to behave in such nuanced human ways that even humans recognize it as human. That’s one

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Data ScienceFinance

FinTech is disrupting the banking world—and bringing consumers along for the ride. Of course, such a major shift in policies and the way companies do business is bound to have equally powerful effects on legislature. Regulations have been strict since 2008, and many US banks have been hit with huge

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Data ScienceInternet of Things

Wearables continue to be a hugely popular item across different age groups and even continents. They track steps and sleep cycles, but just how valuable is that information? In reality, this data is only partially useful for the wearer. Without big data to decipher what is more or less healthy,

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FinTechStartups

Start-up admiration and entrepreneurship are alive and well outside of Silicon Valley. Check out Berlin, London or Amsterdam and you’ll be met with a striking number of founders, start-up hoppers, and entrepreneurs. Silicon Valley does reign supreme, but the tides are continuing to turn outside of the California-bubble. In fact,

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