The economy of big data — and the machine learning algorithms that feed on it — have been a gift to the leading cloud computing companies. By drawing data-intensive tasks into their massive, centralised facilities, companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google have thrived by bringing down the unit costs of computing.
In several respects, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is a terrible piece of legislation. Having been so long in the making, it appears outdated even before it comes into effect on May 25. The GDPR is also overly sweeping in scope and largely unenforceable in practice. That is not a great look for what has been billed as a landmark law intended to resound around the world.
The world is not making nearly enough progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the goals for limiting global warming agreed at the Paris climate summit in 2015, a group of political and business leaders has warned.Read More
Software robots replicate the routine work humans often do in front of computer screens. As software applications have taken over mainline business processes, many back-office workers find themselves filling the gaps between fragmented systemsRead More
US and Chinese tech firms are a good bet despite the trade spat.U.S. and Chinese technology companies in the next ten years and would rather see cooperation between the world's two largest economies instead of "outright competition."Read More