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From Age-Gating to Chapter Indexing – How YouTube Uses AI

YouTube is the second-largest social media network and search engine on the planet, with over 2.3 billion active users.  Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has grown into a tech behemoth. It is now a hub for hobby content creators, professional influencers, and social media marketing specialists.  Over 12 million

How To Solve a Problem That’s Seemingly Impossible To Analyze

The problems in front of you in business will often be relatively straightforward. But increasingly, business issues aren’t easy or black and white. They’re filled with a high number of constantly moving variables that make any sort of predictability difficult to achieve. Solving these problems that are seemingly impossible to

The next generation of energy and environment startups using data and AI to save the planet

Energy and the environment were significant threads covered at Web Summit and garner additional importance when considering the travel and accommodation footprint created by almost 44,000 attendees. It calls for greater awareness of the CO2 produced by the event and its participants. While Web Summit took place on the same

In conversation: the Chaos Computer Club, transparency, and data income plans

Towards the end of 2021, I spoke with Julio Santos, the technical cofounder of Fractal – creators of the Fractal Protocol – on some of the essential topics in data sovereignty, privacy, and security.  As with my organization, polypoly, we have concerns over the free access significant companies have over

Using AI in a heavily regulated environment: drug and vaccine inspection

In August 2021, the news about Japan suspending 1.63 million doses of the Moderna vaccine shocked the world community. It was revealed that the vaccine was contaminated with metal particles due to “human error specific to visually misjudging the required 1mm gap between the star-wheel and the stopper” of the

Exploring the use of the Python programming language for data engineers

Python is one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. It often ranks high in surveys: for instance, it claimed the first spot in the Popularity of Programming Language index and came second in the TIOBE index. The chief focus of Python was never web development. However, a few years ago, software engineers realized

NLP is the heart of the intelligent enterprise

The enterprise is investing heavily into multiple forms of AI, but interest in natural language processing (NLP) has gained momentum in the past few months. This is due in large part to the rise of chatbots and intelligent assistants in call centers, help desks, kiosks, and other customer support applications, but these are hardly

Top 6 trends in data analytics for 2022

For decades, managing data essentially meant collecting, storing, and occasionally accessing it. That has all changed in recent years, as businesses look for the critical information that can be pulled from the massive amounts of data being generated, accessed, and stored in myriad locations, from corporate data centers to the cloud

Harnessing Time and Space Data Is a Major Market Opportunity if It Doesn’t Crush You First

According to IDC, IoT data is forecasted to reach 73 zettabytes by 2025, while a recent study by Deloitte estimates that 40% of IoT devices will be capable of sharing location in 2025, up from 10% in 2020. This means time and space data is the fastest-growing big data category

The most Fascinating Startups at Web Summit: To use or abuse the data, that is the question

“The Olympics of Tech,” Web Summit, took place 1-4 November in Lisbon, Portugal. Despite Europe being in the middle of a pandemic, the world’s premier tech conference gathered 42,751 attendees. At a time of great uncertainty for many industries and, indeed, the world itself, “the grand conclave of the tech

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