Why is Tesla selling insurance and what does it mean for drivers?

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In his new blog post for The Conversation, Dr Alex Zarifis considers Tesla selling car insurance and how it is going to have a major impact on most of our lives. “At the same time, insurance is a barrier to many innovations that Tesla is targeting for the future. With the insurance taken care of,Read more

The changing face of business analytics

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Trying to make predictions is hard – just ask Cassandra from Greek mythology! But, ironically, with all the data we have today, shouldn’t this task be much easier? Without question the world ahead is going to become more analytical than ever before, with the rise of AI to help with domain specific predictions becoming strongerRead more

Silvia Masiero: Big data for anti-poverty programmes

The idea of datafication, intended as rendering many non-quantified processes into data, has become ubiquitous in business intelligence. Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier (2013) refer to big data as “a revolution that will transform how we live, work and think”, since data have transitioned from the role of optional asset to that of programmatic lens to seeRead more

Disillusioned with Big Data technologies? – DON’T PANIC!

Late last month, Gartner announced that Big Data had met the trough of disillusionment. This is the third phase in Gartner’s hype cycle and indicates the moment when everyone pauses for breath and starts to look rather more critically at what Big Data technologies are actually delivering to their business. InformationWeek report that cloud computingRead more