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Analytics & Data Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

Could a Schizophrenia Treatment Conquer COVID-19?

Scientists are analyzing previously approved drugs to see if they have any effect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They might be onto something.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Security & Privacy

Research Calls Into Question Our Ability to Consent to Data Collection

New research has shown that the general public’s lack of understanding about data and technology runs deeper than what our current privacy laws take into account.   More

Analytics & Data Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

How Google Thinks About Digital Health

A leader in some of Alphabet’s health-focused initiatives recently offered an update on ways the search and data giant can use information and digital tools to improve outcomes for individuals and society.   More

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How Companies Deal with the Data Dilemma

Companies that can harness data best for insights will be the ones that win. But doing that is hardly simple. So Techonomy recently brought together a group of senior corporate leaders to discuss managing and finding insights from data.   More

Analytics & Data

Want to Unlock Innovation in Your Business? Start With Data.

It’s easy to accept the popular view that traditional ways of thinking are barriers to innovation. But that’s not necessarily true.   More

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How to Manage — and Remove — Bias in AI

We have a tremendous opportunity to design fairness and transparency into our decision-making systems.   More

Analytics & Data Government Net Giants

To Regulate Facebook and Google, Turn Users Into Customers

The seductive idea that we can enjoy free internet services -- if we just view ads and turn over our data -- has been recognized to be “the original sin” of the Internet. Requiring internet platforms to generate revenue from users could drive better corporate behavior.   More

Analytics & Data Security & Privacy

User Control Could Fix the Privacy Problem

User identity is broken on social networks. Biometric data about people, protected by encryption, could return the balance of power to where it belongs—­with consumers.   More

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Three Technology Trends Disrupting the B2B Supply Chain

Automation, AI and analytics, blockchain, and omni-channel sales promise to disrupt the supply chain. This piece, prepared by our partner, Celestica, explores the impact.   More

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By Embracing Tech, Small Business Can Act Big

As larger competitors adjust to increasingly more experience-focused consumers, small businesses are not far behind, says Pitney Bowes' Jason Dies. Emerging technologies like the cloud, analytics, virtual assistants, and AI can help close the gap between small businesses and their competitors. (Note: Pitney Bowes is a Techonomy partner.)   More

Analytics & Data Business Community Insights

Get Ready for the Semantic Web

At linked data-driven companies you will find it difficult to distinguish between “traditional” data workers and those in other functional areas who, at other companies, are less reliant on data.   More

Analytics & Data Science Security & Privacy

FDA Opens the Doors for Consumer Genetic Testing, But is the Technology Ready?

Genetic testing is going mainstream, but is the science ready for prime time? The marketing of genetic tests to consumers raises short-term risks and may even threaten the longer-term promise of the technology.   More

Analytics & Data Business Security & Privacy

Lessons from Equifax: Don’t Delegate the Bits and Bytes

Executives must start to hold themselves accountable for the safety and soundness of their software—and that starts with the simple acknowledgement that in many cases, the biggest risk they are managing is their own ignorance.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Jobs Partner Insights

The Bots Aren’t Taking Over

The winning play in a digital economy is not fighting against robots and artificial intelligence, but using our new tools to improve productivity. What we need to do is enhance knowledge work with systems of intelligence. Open your mind to the reality that tech is extending productivity and profitability in ways that even a few years ago would have seemed far-fetched.   More

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Procurement That Saves Money, and Even Lives

More companies seek a tighter grip on their supply chains, and not just to better marshal resources and spending. Once you digitize your supply chain you gain visibility into how suppliers manage critical social issues like labor treatment and environmental compliance. And you can drive ethical behavior through the procurement office. That's deeply gratifying to purpose-driven executives.   More

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Striking Gold by Mining Data

Instinct is no longer what it takes to identify hit. Now, like in every industry, analytics are all. For emerging pop star MAX (who performs at the upcoming Techonomy 2017), Crush Music identified a hit using data, which enabled it to convince radio stations and Spotify they should play it.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Jobs

For Stitch Fix, the AI Future Includes Jobs

Katrina Lake became the first female chief executive officer to take a company public in the U.S. this year when Stitch Fix Inc. started trading on Friday. The company suffuses itself in analytics and artificial intelligence. But its 3400-and-growing pool of stylists suggests that a future world infused with AI may not decimate the workforce after all. To hear how it operates feels like receiving brain waves from the future.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Science

Why We Still Can’t Rely on Genomic Medicine

Genomic medicine may have hit the mainstream, but new genetic information will continually be discovered. And there remain extensive limitations to the value of the information that genetic tests can give you. How soon will these limitations be overcome and how much can we rely on genomic medicine now?   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights

Is Crypto-Token Mania the Beginning of a New Economy?

Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs are a new and radical way to raise money for companies and blockchain-based financial systems. And the method is exploding. Tezos recently raised a stunning $232 million, and eight times more money this year has already been raised than in all of 2016. So what is it? Where is the money going? And what does it all mean?   More

Analytics & Data

Is AI the Missing Link in Biometric Security?

Passwords are one of tech's biggest problems--too hard to remember and still insecure. Now that many of us use fingerprints to unlock a phone, why can't we use biometrics to replace passwords? Soon it should happen, once we deploy artificial intelligence alongside biometrics. It's still hard to know if the biometric data is from a real person and not a "spoof."   More