Category Archives: Big Data

20 ways artificial intelligence is changing our lives

By Peter Giffen in Espresso From chess-playing computers to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence involves machines learning from experience and performing tasks like people, only better. Using natural-language processing, computers are trained to perform specific functions, analyzing huge amounts of data … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Can FinTech Close the Gap Between ‘Unbanked’ Populations and Financial Services?

By Jay Lindsay of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston The Federal Reserve’s finding that nearly half of U.S. adults can’t cover a $400 emergency expense without borrowing money is a sobering statistic, and it speaks to the economic insecurity … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Federal Reserve, Money

The odds are about 3 in 4 that the Democrats take back the House next month

FiveThirtyEight’s latest analysis shows Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives on November 6. And if you want more, get your political fix from these FiveThirtyEight predictions and analyses: Is Kavanaugh Helping Republicans’ Midterm Chances? by Nate Silver Democrats … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, House of Representatives, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Senate, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

“This time is different” – Are those the four most dangerous words in economics?

The Flattening Yield Curve By Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Today, policymakers are paying increased attention to the so-called flattening yield curve — the difference in yields between long-term and short-term Treasury bonds. For the past 50 … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Federal budget, Finance, Money, National debt, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Revealed: The most common mistakes when making a password

By Sabrina Barr of The Independent When it comes to updating a password for an old online account, many people may simply opt to modify their old one with a slight change of spelling or the inclusion of a new … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Hacking