At the same time, tools for infectious disease diagnostics and surveillance are evolving rapidly, allowing for ever more accurate diagnosis in ever shorter time. The use of next generation sequencing combined with surveillance data, health registries and societal data from informal/non-traditional sources (e.g. social media) holds promise for improving individual and population health. Current advanced IT technologies offer the opportunity to integrate such big data sets and could enable the rapid and personalised treatment of infected patients, and bolster the detection, tracking and control of infectious disease outbreaks. It is expected that proposals develop: the technology to allow the pooling, access, analysis and sharing of relevant data, including next generation sequencing; the innovative bio-informatics and modelling methodologies that enable risk modelling and mapping; and the analytical tools for early warning, risk assessment and monitoring of (re-)emerging infectious … [Read more...] about Open Call SC1-BHC-13-2019: Mining Big Data for Early Detection of Infectious Disease Threats Driven by Climate Change and other Factors
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Instagramming pics of yourself partying hard in Cancun? Insurance companies tap troves of social media and other digital data to make coverage decisions on home, auto, life and health insuranceInsurers want to know about the media you consume, lawsuits you're involved in, credit record, education, employment and much more to help determine risks of underwriting policiesSome insurers have used data to assess how much they can raise premiums before you start shopping around -- a tactic called "price optimization"Global insurance company Gen Re found a new way to say, "Be my Valentine" last Feb. 14. Simply upload a selfie from your smartphone and the company could offer you a life insurance policy within minutes. "Facial analytics … brings a more human focus to the onboarding process," said the insurer in a promotional press release. Appealing, yes. But appalling to many consumer advocates and some state regulators, who question how much an insurer needs to know about you and when … [Read more...] about How “big data” gives insurers a giant edge over consumers
Over a year on from the launch of Open Banking, and following last year’s IT catastrophes at Visa and TSB, it is no surprise that many in our industry are considering how effectively the big banks are reacting to this era of transformative technological upheaval. It is estimated that the five biggest UK banks hold an 80 per cent share of the UK market, but Open Banking could put this in jeopardy. Indeed, a survey by Bain & Co, Salesforce, and MaritzCX found that 63 per cent of banking customers would consider sharing their financial information to find a better deal. Open Banking was introduced with the promise that customer data (which traditional banks have closely guarded) can now be shared with other financial services providers to benefit consumers. It should now be easier for customers to see if they can get a better deal from other providers, and if they can, the process for switching should be simpler than ever before. This clearly poses a problem for traditional … [Read more...] about The big banks are losing their grip on the market to fintechs and challengers, but can big data save the day?
A technological advance can impact — even transform — the global economy let alone a particular sector. The steam engine in the first industrial revolution, electricity in the second, and internet technology in the third fundamentally changed human history. Today, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have the same transformative potential. When it comes to big data and AI in investment management, some people anticipate a rosy future with various new sources of alpha. Others worry about the jobs that might be lost to machines through process automation. Regarding the new sources of alpha, developments in this fourth industrial revolution raise a series of critical questions. How investment professionals address them will go a long way in determining who will successfully adapt and who might be rendered obsolete. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 1. By using big data and AI, can investment managers achieve competitive advantages in securities selection and asset … [Read more...] about What do you want to know about big data & AI in investment management?
Merkel among the hundreds of politicians hacked in big data leak Independent.ie Data and documents belonging to hundreds of German politicians have been hacked and posted on Twitter, according to reports. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/merkel-among-the-hundreds-of-politicians-hacked-in-big-data-leak-37682197.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37682276.ece/162bc/AUTOCROP/h342/AFP_1BZ0T2.jpg Email Data and documents belonging to hundreds of German politicians have been hacked and posted on Twitter, according to reports. The leak, which saw the data posted in daily batches before Christmas on a Twitter account that has been active since mid-2017, affects all parties in parliament except the far-right Alternative for Germany, public broadcaster RBB reported. It said there appeared to be no pattern to what was posted. Although it reportedly includes personal information such as mobile phone numbers, addresses, internal party communications and in some … [Read more...] about Merkel among the hundreds of politicians hacked in big data leak