The wisdom of crowds? An anti-corruption rally in India.
Could the key to countering a culture of bribery and greed be in the hands of the people?
Methane monster – landfill in Danbury, Connecticut.
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Using more accurate data, researchers find that waste disposal at methane-emitting landfills is two times greater than previous EPA estimates.
Satellites weren’t enough to get a global number.
Sophisticated models and supercomputers allow researchers to create a high-fidelity map of the Earth's trees – and show that we’re losing billions of trees a year.
It’s all just data – how can it be prejudiced?
Math isn’t prejudiced, goes the argument. But these arithmetic programs can learn bias from the data fed into them by human beings, leading to unfair treatment and discrimination.
Eye testing in remote areas of Australia with the images stored and set via satellite to city-based specialists.
The health sector is good at using technology to help treat patients, but it's not so good with technology in the business of health care.
What you get out is what you put in.
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Analyzing big data sets holds the promise of big insights. But the axiom "garbage in, garbage out" is particularly apt, since conclusions can be only as good as the raw data itself.
The author (right) and Toby Grime, Artistic Director Animal Logic (left), inside UTS’s new Data Arena.
Today's world is drenched in data, and we need the best tools to help us understand and use it.
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We think that more information means better decisions, but really it means we struggle to make decisions at all.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important.
Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.
You looking at me?
Sometimes the best way to deal with mountains of data is to turn to the public for help. That's what Snapshot Serengeti did to classify millions of photos from savanna camera traps in Tanzania.
What good is all this data if we can’t figure out how to analyze it?
Collect all the data you want, but if you can't figure out what you're looking at, it's useless. Topologists look for spatial relationships to figure out what the data can tell us.
It’s a lot more than just a timepiece.
The Apple Watch represents a significant shift from handheld technology to devices that become an invisible part of our lives.
Back in charge.
Freed of the Liberal Democrats' influence, here are some of the things the Conservative government has in store for us.
Governments produce enormous amounts of data. The open data movement wants to make that available to all citizens.
The open data movement is gaining momentum but we need to reflect on our priorities and values in order to make further progress.
It’s personal: why shouldn’t consumers reclaim the rich data trail they create?
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The competition review could help shed light on whether Australian companies are willing to share the data they hold on us as consumers.
Mountains of data are being collected on you, and much of it is beyond your grasp.
Metadata is only the beginning. The Big Data trend means there's a lot more information about us out there that can be tracked or monitored.
Santa’s so busy he has no time to play, capturing data at 1.25Gb/s, the NSA way.
After a year in which further details of national intelligence agencies' shadowy surveillance networks were laid bare, a fresh leak of documents reveals the obsessive surveillance that extends as far north…
Tons of social media there for the taking… but is it truly representative of real life?
Behavioral scientists have seized on social media and their massive data sets as a way to quickly and cheaply figure out what people are thinking and doing. But some of those tweets and thumbs ups can…
Kiss your lunchtime web surfing plans goodbye, because I guarantee that whatever page you were planning to visit next, you will instead want to go to YouGov. We know that your musical taste tells everyone…
What if whether you got a job was determined by which web browser you used?
Staff recruitment and retention are an ongoing challenge for employers. Proponents of big data in the workplace are now claiming they can change that. We’re entering a new age of predictive selection that…