Artificial Intelligence is moving fast and keeps its promises

understanding AI

Amongst all the latest technologies in computer vision, machine learning, robotic process automation and natural language processing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving forward at full steam ahead. Thanks to AI, say goodbye to spending too much time on single, time-consuming activities. With its help, company employees can improve their performance and decisions. If we know that, now, AI is improving our efficiency and jobs in the short and long term, then the question we need to ask is this: what are best ways of understanding AI? Simply put, by detecting the major plus points of AI to reveal all its benefits, and by knowing how to optimise our usage.  Continue reading

Smart contract security: how blockchain users hold the key(s)

Smart contracts: Blockchain takes on the legal sector

With smart contracts, Blockchain has been enhanced beyond its ability to simply record transactions. One can now use Turing-complete languages such as Solidity, Serpent and Golang to write complex business logic that is deployed and runs on the chain itself. In addition, smart contracts act as state transition and persistent storage systems that manipulate data as per business requirements, and have access to environmental information e.g. block timestamp and sender balance.  Continue reading

Data security – how will the EU’s GDPR impact business?

data security

In April 2016 the European parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most important reform in the European legislation on the protection of personal data for the last twenty years. As of 25th May 2018, the same rules will be enforced on all EU member states. Importantly, both EU and non EU companies and organisations will be directly concerned by the new law, from the moment they collect, process, or store personal data belonging to European citizens.  Continue reading

Protecting the Connected Home: A User’s Guide

It used to be that only geeks loved gadgets, but since ‘Internet-connected’ device, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT) arrived on the scene, the IoT is now embraced by everyone. 2016 really was the year that consumer IoT really took off. Devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo have captured the public’s imagination. According to research, Amazon Echo has sold around 5.1 million units in the two years since launch, and those sales doubled in the years 2015-2016. And the IoT love affair continues as the latest figures from VoiceLabs expect to see 24.5 million unit sales of Amazon Echo and Google Home in 2017.  Continue reading

Infographic: Europeans increasingly more mobile and connected

On March 6 and 7 this year, the walls of the Palais des Congrès were fit to burst with a staggering 13,000 visitors from all corners of the industry, including software companies, data analysis or visualisation specialists, and integrators to name a few. The gathering was in aid of the Big Data congress, an annual event which brings together the entire digital ecosystem over two days. The success of the event goes to show how the industry is growing, at full speed ahead. Continue reading