China has used big data collection systems to keep COVID under control. How the government plans to use these new capabilities in its national surveillance system has many concerned.
Profit-friendly data privacy laws in the U.S. are out of step with public sentiment and hinder uses the public supports, from reducing opioid overdose deaths to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
New research shows gene name autocorrection remains a problem for genomics articles. Here’s why it’s a wake up call for research reproducibility.
At the core of changes already underway is that the customer not the bank will own their banking history. It’ll make switching easier, and it’s about to spread to other services.
Just three big developers are being paid tens of millions of pounds to supply the majority of these UK systems.
Researchers found the letters X, Y, and Z make tweets more shareable. The nonsensical result shows how easily statistics can be misused.
The WHO is creating a Global Pandemic Radar – an example of collective intelligence that must learn lessons from this pandemic.
Many other public bodies have flawed and outdated computer systems. How long before something else goes wrong?
The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.
Analysis of almost 100,000 tweets reveals how news reports can change the way people feel about vaccination.
While AI is intended to help us, it tempts us to abandon judgment and moral responsibility. And without a proper understanding of how it works, we cannot circumvent its negative effects.
Companies today collect vast amounts of our personal data. What measures can governments and regulators take to reduce the inherent risks and keep our data?
How you can gauge investors’ sleepiness by using Google search data.
‘Science 4.0’ is real. It is about a revolution in which science is an integral part of society.
Australians are highly engaged on the topic, yet don’t have strong opinions either way. Among potential migrants, only Indians showed a high degree of interest in Australia as a destination.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers’ personal information a priority.
An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.
The use of artificial intelligence in health care is on the rise, and the concerns of the public need to be considered in developing policy that regulates its application.
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.