Big Data

Total 16 Posts

The thought of Big Data watching our every move is a bit unnerving

Everything in our lives is fast becoming digital data. This not only applies to your Internet activity but also to things such as your face being decoded digitally so that it can be uniquely identified by surveillance cameras even when you are in a crowd.

Emerging technologies are forcing big companies to innovate

For big companies, the oncoming era will require new skill sets, technologies, alignments and business models.

Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the engineering sector

While many people fear losing relevance in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the work of engineers will remain valuable.

The benefits and risks of Big Data

How to ensure the benefits of big data outweigh the risks.

Tanzania is about to outlaw fact checking

Tanzania's government wants to make fact checking illegal.

These designers used data to create fashionable outfits

Three leading fashion designers from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa were brought together by Siemens to create 12 outfits from data extracted from the cities of Nairobi, Lagos, and Johannesburg. The fashionable outfits which were designed by John Kaveke from Kenya, Zizi Cardow from Nigeria, and Palesa Mokubung from South

Afrikan agriculture can gain from increased access to Big Data

African scientists are about to get unprecedented access to enormous amounts of satellite data. This is thanks to a deal signed by the African Union with the European Commission’s Copernicus programme, which describes itself as the world’s third largest data provider. Data, and access to good reliable data,