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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 little known fact: the amount of possible routes a UPS driver could take between his 175-200 dropoffs is so large, it defies comprehension. According to UPS, if you used combinatorial mathematics to deduce the exact number, it would have 199 digits. The number of options exceeds the number of

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The IBM Watson team have announced the first consumer-facing commerical use of Watson’s natural language technology. The technology will be available to users of USAA, a firm which provides financial services to US military personnel and their families. Watson is able to scan more than 3,000 USAA documents relating to

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Usually, Dataconomy’s primary focus is so-called “big data”. Whilst this dataset is small, the human impact is about as big as it gets. The Washington Post have a regularly-updated visualisation of fatalities in the Gaza conflict. At the time of writing, of the 762 deaths confirmed, a horrific 180 were

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If you ever need a quick statistic on how rapidly data grows, I refer you to this real-time visualisation. It offers a panoramic view of Google in real time. As well as obvious stats like the amount of searches committed and the amount of data received, it also had stats

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Following on from our recent report on music streaming service Spotify, we were wondering about how much musicians actually get from having their songs hosted on streaming music services. This infographic claims to have the answer. Although reading through, it may become obvious that this infographic comes from the streaming

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Data centres are the cornerstone of the internet. As this infographic states, “Digital files may not take up space in your house, but everything on the internet has a home.” This home is the data centre, the starting point of your online journey. This infographic by WhoIsHostingThis takes us through

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In the age of the internet, the adage “If the service is free, you’re the product” reigns supreme. You only need to look at your most-visited sites- email inboxes, social media, cloud-based document stores- to see a range of sites whose primary commodity is our personal information. This insightful infographic

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This week saw the Dataconomy team concluding our “History of BI” series, trying to predict the value of virtual currency with neural networks, and re-evaluating data privacy in the wake of the European Central Bank scare. See our pick of the week in big data below. TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES Bitcoin

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioner Julie Brill has voiced concerns about the way consumer apps collect and use health data. She raised the issue during a round-table discussion at The Hill’s Tech in Policy event in Washington DC this week. Brill remarked that the collection and use of data ought

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Synapsify, a startup whose software ranks the most important statements in a body of text, have announced a new £85,000 funding round. This brings Synapsify’s funding to $1.5 million since its founding in 2012. Investors include Standup Capital and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. With the money,

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