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Latest AI Opinions


Should digital health passports be denied entry?

All signs suggest digital health passports are a matter of when, not if.


Five predictions for Machine Learning and AI in 2021

Paul Clough, Professor of Search & Analytics at The University of Sheffield and Head of Data Science at Peak Indicators, looks ahead


2021: A Data Odyssey

Is your company ready for the new era of AI and ML-empowered data management? It’s time to strap in, says TIBCO’s Bob Eve.


IT’s role in COVID-19 vaccine creation and distribution

It would have been impossible to pull off a coordinated, verifiable, safe vaccine delivery without modern tech tools in use and the application of advanced technologies.


Will AI empower scientists or replace them?

Scientists are not about to lose their jobs to more sophisticated artificial intelligence – instead it will help them work even better.


Big Data & AI World Speaker Focus: Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer at Grupo Financiero Banorte

Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer at Grupo Financiero Banorte, on AI facts, myths and the importance of an experimental culture.


The future workplace: 5 AI and analytics trends to build lasting resilience

Andrew Duncan outlines five ways that companies are embedding data-driven decision making to enable business resilience.


AI in Marketing: Myths vs. Reality

There is a great deal of hype around AI within a marketing framework. Whilst the technology could be incredibly useful and adoption could drive efficiencies and competitive advantage on a global stage, there is currently a great delta between what it can do, and what it currently is being used for.


Hey big spender – my take on IT spending in the financial services industry

IT spending can be difficult to justify at times when finances are tight, and even harder to justify when there’s no sign of an upturn in the foreseeable future. Organisations that find themselves fighting for survival are more likely to instinctively want to redirect money to the frontline rather than the back office.


Life after Covid: how big data and location insights can help ease lockdowns

Anonymised location insights can help governments compare how population mobility, both by foot and by vehicle, has changed since lockdown measures were introduced.

Using susceptible-exposed-infected-recovered (SEIR) modelling methods, experts run simulations to calculate how the virus spreads. This uses mobility data to display virus movement geographically, allowing researchers to compare these patterns against the rate of transmission across stratified samples, such as age groups.

The importance of this data places companies like Vodafone Business as a key partner, especially with our pan-European presence and advanced big data capabilities.


Deepfakes: The most serious AI crime threat?

A University College London study recently ranked Deepfakes as the most worrying application of artificial intelligence for crime or terrorism. We asked Joe Bloemendaal, head of strategy at digital verification company Mitek, to break down the report’s findings Why does UCL deem fake audio and video content so pernicious? And what is the significance of… Read More


Interview: Darktrace’s Max Heinemeyer on why Covid-19 is only the beginning

“The old way of doing security – creating rules for what employees are allowed to do and trying to predict what might go wrong based on history is useless in the face of rapidly changing, unprecedented circumstances.”