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Last year, 28,594 organs were transplanted in the US. Although this seems like an impressive number, it pales in comparison to the number of people who currently need an organ transplant, which is over 120,000. 18 people die each day waiting for an organ according to United Network for Organ

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We often discuss the inherent value of data; perhaps the most obviously valuable data is virtual currency. Bitcoin in particular has garnered vast media recognition and speculation in recent years; Jason Kolb named Bitcoin’s distributed proof of ownership model as a world-changing technology. Another area with incredibly high valuable potential

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KPMG and Imperial College London yesterday announced the launch of a new initiative that aims to meet the excess demand for data scientists. With an investment of £20m from KPMG, the two organisations will open the “KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics”, where the focus of the project will be

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We met with Professor Eric T. Meyer to discuss how the Oxford Internet Institute is researching Big Data. Professor Meyer is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, where he has been on the faculty since 2007. His research focuses on the transition from

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When we see archaeologists on the big screen, we think of them running through tombs, outrunning traps laid centuries ago and narrowly avoiding being flattened by boulders. Rarely do we think of them sat in front of a computer, combing satellite images to find the next great dig site. But

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Last week, IBM made the headlines on a number of occasions: firstly for teaming with Bon Appetite to build a cooking app, then for being awarded top place in Gartner’s security solutions ranking, and finally for developing a “first-of-a-kind” system that can predict the sources of contaminated foods. This week,

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Today sees the launch of the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) in Australia. The $88m centre will be headquartered in South Australia, and will collate and analyse vast swathes of data gathered from Australia’s Defence and National Security agencies, with the hope of allowing them to make

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Follow @DataconomyMedia In recent months, Chicago has received considerable attention due to its extensive use of technology and big data to improve public safety, transportation, energy and education. However, these efforts were just the beginning of the potential technological tools the city is looking to advance. The Chicago Tribune released

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Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from simply eating the food they’ve purchased. Of these 48 million people affected, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die simply from eating the wrong food. But Big Data might be able to alter these damning statistics. Food producers and transporters are now

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Follow @DataconomyMedia A report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs was released this month aiming to tackle the question of how big data can be used in municipal and government decision-making. Using specific examples from the City of Chicago, the report suggests that as cities become more populated, officials will have to

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