Big Data

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Nomadic herders in Burkina Faso are using satellite data

More than 65,000 farmers and herdsmen in Burkina Faso are using satellite data to plan their movements. This helps them avoid drought and conflict zones.

Satellite data needs to be open to everyone

Demand for resources to build satellites could put vulnerable communities, indigenous land rights at risk. Future challenges remain, such as need for infrastructure, uneven distribution between countries.

Using data to combat COVID-19

An initiative that aims to have data on vulnerable populations and help track economic impacts of COVID-19. It will train and build capacity for data analytics and visualisation and to increase collaborative access to relevant data across the continent.

The next coronavirus pandemic outbreak could be predicted via satellite

Satellites are not the be-all and end-all, but they can be a powerful predictor of potential future outbreaks like COVID-19.

The thought of Big Data watching our every move is a bit unnerving

Everything in our lives is fast becoming digital data. This not only applies to your Internet activity but also to things such as your face being decoded digitally so that it can be uniquely identified by surveillance cameras even when you are in a crowd.

Emerging technologies are forcing big companies to innovate

For big companies, the oncoming era will require new skill sets, technologies, alignments and business models.

Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the engineering sector

While many people fear losing relevance in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the work of engineers will remain valuable.