The sudden halt to Ant Group Co.’s giant initial public offering left investors hanging, employees shellshocked and shareholders trying to come to grips with why China pulled the plug on the record-breaking deal when it was so close to the finish line.
We all know that 2020 has been a total paradigm shift year for the fintech world (not to mention the rest of the world). Our financial infrastructure of the globe has been pushed to its limits. As a result, fintech companies have either stepped up to the plate or hit the road for good.
Treating silicon with carbon dioxide gas in plasma processing brings simplicity and control to a key step for making solar cells. A simple process for depositing silicon oxide onto silicon wafers could be a great step forward for making silicon-based solar cells. Researchers at KAUST have used a method called plasma processing in a chamber filled with carbon dioxide gas.
Japan’s new 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality has thrown a spotlight on its efforts to find new, greener fuel options, including an ambitious but controversial liquid hydrogen venture. The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) is a joint Japanese-Australian project intended to produce plentiful, affordable fuel for Japan.
The enormous amount of data being generated every day is changing our world, and has given rise to a term most of us are now familiar with: big data. The sheer volume of data available is just one of the many challenges in working with big data. But perhaps the biggest data threat is one that many businesses don’t see coming.
We recently held our first virtual Tableau Conference(ish), where more than 150,000 data enthusiasts tuned in from around the globe. Tableau Conference is our favorite time of year and although we couldn’t be together in person, we had an exciting three days of virtual content and networking opportunities.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to adapt swiftly to the new reality of remote work. Since it seems that remote work is here to stay, the need for virtual management and leadership has emerged.
Analysts have been categorizing blockchain projects worldwide into a “periodic table” that allows for a granular analysis of the technology’s inroads into global trade. The World Trade Organization and Trade Finance Global have published their latest taxonomy of blockchain projects in international trade, arranged into what they present as a “periodic table” for the industry.
We propose a new platform for user modeling with blockchains that allows users to share data without losing control and ownership of it and applied it to the domain of travel booking. Our new platform provides solution to three important problems: ensuring privacy and user control, and incentives for sharing.
The tech industry is filled with shock statements about the unexpected sea of spooky threats just around the corner and how to prepare for them. But disaster recovery, backup, and resiliency are not the glitziest subjects when times are stable.
Phishing is a technique under Social Engineering attacks which is most widely used to get user sensitive information, such as login credentials and credit and debit card information, etc. It is carried out by a person masquerading as an authentic individual.
Over the past decade or so, roboticists developed increasingly sophisticated robotic systems that could help humans to complete a variety of tasks, both at home and in other environments. In order to assist users, however, these systems should be able to efficiently navigate and explore their surroundings, without colliding with other objects in their vicinity.
Nature is one of the greatest sources of inspiration for engineers and computer scientists developing new technological tools. Over the past decade or so, roboticists have developed countless robots inspired by the behavior and biological mechanisms of snakes, fish, cheetahs, birds, insects and countless other animals.
Machine learning is already actively increasing employment opportunities for job applicants across the world, while AI could soon eliminate repetitive work entirely – allowing businesses more time to train workers to pick up more skilled tasks.
Humans have many kinds of biases. To name just a few, we suffer from confirmation bias, which means that we tend to focus on information that confirms our preconceptions about a topic; from anchoring bias, where we make decisions mostly relying on the first piece of information we receive on that subject; and from gender bias, where we tend to associate women with certain traits, activities, or professions, and men with others.
In October 2020 the US House Antitrust Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman David Cicilline, published its report on competition in digital markets. It conducted a full review of the market from top to bottom, focusing on the dominance of the giants in the industry: Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google.