Recognizing data points that signal trends for the future of business post-pandemic

Planning for a post-COVID-19 future and creating a robust enterprise strategy require both strategic scenario planning and the ability to recognize what scenario planners call “news from the future” — data points that tell you whether the world is trending in the direction of one or another of your imagined scenarios. As with any scatter […]

China proposes global data security standards

(Reuters) — China announced an initiative on Tuesday to establish global standards on data security, saying it wanted to promote multilateralism in the area at a time when “individual countries” were “bullying” others and “hunting” companies. The announcement, by State Councillor Wang Yi, comes a month after the United States said it was purging “untrusted” […]

Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Dataminers Have Uncovered A Secret UFO Mission

Grand Theft Auto V is a game with many paranormal and alien secrets, and more continue to come to its Online mode over time. A group of dataminers have found evidence of a new alien spacecraft in the game, and activated a mission that has been added to the game’s files but is not properly […]

Data Miners Leak Unreleased Apex Legends Season 6 Skins

Some new skins are set to arrive later in Season 6 of Apex Legends, according to data miners. Season 6: Boosted has arrived in Apex Legends, along with a new Legend, a new gun, and an updated World’s Edge map. It’s also reportedly bringing two new Heirlooms for both Bangalore and Caustic. Data miners have […]

Facebook gamifies data collection to boost conversational AI

Facebook piloted a text-based fantasy role-playing game to improve the conversational models powering things like its chatbots and smart speakers. In a preprint paper, researchers at the company describe a game that iterates between collecting data and retraining models on the collected data, with a metric that evaluates and compares models using players’ continuation rates […]

Setting your data science team up for success: 3 critical considerations

Presented by Anaconda In 2012, “data scientist” was famously deemed the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with anticipation that the demand for talent would quickly outpace supply. Organizations raced to add “data-driven” to their mission statements, and data scientists found themselves at the center of talent bidding wars, commanding formidable salaries that further fanned […]

Animal Crossing Save Data Backup Guide: How To Back Up Your New Horizons Island

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ second summer update has arrived, and it adds a handful of new features to the game, including a weekly summer fireworks festival, the ability to fall on your face, and save backups. You’ll need to have a paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription to take advantage of the latter, and it works […]

Coronavirus UK: New data shows survival and sports games surge in popularity

New data shows that the coronavirus-induced lockdown has ironically made pandemic-related games more popular. We’ve already known for a while that gaming has become more popular than ever due to the coronavirus keeping everybody stuck indoors. Previously, we recommended that, in this time of crisis, you avoid playing any games involving zombies, viruses, or the […]

Vast Data raises $100 million to develop storage solutions for AI workloads

Vast Data, a company developing large-scale flash storage solutions, today announced that it raised $100 million at a $1.2 billion valuation (up three times since February 2019). CEO Renen Hallak says it’ll be used to drive expansion and lay runway for the startup’s future growth, which bodes well for customers like the National Institutes of […]

2020 census data may not be as anonymous as expected

It’s census time in the US once again and multiple ads are running on both online and offline media to encourage everyone selected for the census to respond. The constitutional goal of the census is to ensure that congressional districts are properly balanced, thereby ensuring adequate representation. The modern census has expanded beyond that simple […]