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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

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A Big Data and Advanced Analytics Survey has revealed the growing the need for real-time complex event processing (CEP) other than Hadoop amongst developers. The survey, carried out by market research firm Evans Data Corp, found that 71% of the software developers surveyed said they require advanced processing more than

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Machine LearningNews

Researchers from MIT, Microsoft Research, and Adobe Research have been collaborating on an intriguing project. They are experimenting with recovering sound from high-speed video of the minute vibrations from objects. The project is known as The Visual Microphone, and according the project website, this is how it works: When sound

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Machine LearningNews

It is widely believed that predicting natural elements- the spread of wildfire, or disease, for example- is entirely possible. Yet when it comes to modelling human behaviour, many like to think there’s a certain unique, unpredictable character to humanity that cannot be pinned down by algorithms. Yet three scholars- South

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“Big data” has a reputation problem in Japan. Spates of hacking, theft and government misuse of personal data have meant confidence in data-driven solutions has plummetted. Yet, the goverment are still optimistic; they’re widely promoting the use of data in economic growth strategy, as well as assigning tens of millions

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Big DataNews

US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke on Friday about the risks posed by big data in the criminal justice system. In a speech to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he highlighted the potential of big data tools, as well as the perils- namely, that such programmes could adversely

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This week, the realm of data privacy has been rife with new announcements. From OkCupid’s user experiments, to Twitter’s latest transparency reports about government intervention, to the US and EU gridlock over who has jurisdiction over Microsoft’s European data centre- it would appear data security is a hotter topic than

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Big data firm Recorded Future claims that its research proves Snowden’s revelations damaged national security, and allowed terrorists to develop countermeasures to US intelligence. Just months after Snowden leaked NSA documents, al-Qaida dramatically overhauled their online communications system. Recorded Future’s CEO and co-founder, Christopher Ahlberg, told NPR: “We saw at

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A US judge has ordered Microsoft to hand over overseas data back to US, in contradiction to the privacy rights of EU subsidiaries. The case focuses specifically on data stored in Microsoft’s Dublin-based data centre, but the potential ramifications are huge. If upheld, the ruling would set a precedent meaning

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Data ScienceNews

Palantir, a big data company whose clientele includes the US Army and several government agencies, has been busy this week. They’ve announced the purchase of two startups, Poptip and Propeller. Palantir’s exact motivations for these acquisitions remain nebulous. Tuesday saw the announcement of the Poptip acquisition. Poptip is a social

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Twitter has just released the biannual transparency report, a compendium of government information requests, removal requests and copyright notices from the first half of the year. Among the most significant findings in the Twitter transparency report is a 46% increase in government requests for user information, revealing how governments are

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