Smart city planning raises concerns with citizens regarding privacy and the use of their data.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Science is in a reproducibility crisis. This is driven in part by invalid statistical analyses that happen long after the data are collected – the opposite of how things are traditionally done.
Two theories on autism and sex differences are confirmed in half a million people.
Digital technologies put an abundance of data at our fingertips, but we must ensure questions of what should, and should not, be measured are answered before we use them in official statistics.
Data science can map where street harassment is most prevalent, ensure public bins don't overflow and identify neighbourhoods with poor fire safety standards in the home.
If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then the data it tracks could provide a comprehensive picture of your health – and alert you if it begins to deteriorate.
How should the US spend limited funds for conserving endangered species? A new data tool lets managers compare different strategies so they can allocate money to protect the most species.
Only a small fraction of the data from archaeological fieldwork is made accessible to the public or preserved for future research.
Big data is all the rage in management circles and beyond, yet little is said about the understanding needed with such voluminous data. An important lesson can be learned from ethnographic research.
Undergraduate statistics degrees have tripled in the past decade. Is 'statistician' really the sexy new job?
Artificial intelligence and data analytics are transforming the practice of law.
Big data from smart phone and credit cards can uncover the daily rhythms of city life, for all its residents.
Google search histories can be used to reveal how much the public knows about climate change in countries all over the world - and how ready they are to take action to guard against its effects.
The Achilles' heel of law technologies: training. Only 10% of such initiatives are aimed at law students, so how should this issue be managed to win the AI race?
Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?
Big data can be used to properly advise smallholder farmers in Africa and help guide pest monitoring efforts.
Bitcoin is often criticized for using up tons of energy. But its carbon footprint may not be that bad.