Mark Barber

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What Is Big Data And How Can It Empower Your Small Business?

What is big data? It’s an oft-used term for the ungodly amount of data currently in existence.<p>How much is “ungodly?”<p>About 2.5 exabytes created every …

The Amazing Way GE Is Combining Big Data And Electrons To Create 'The Internet of Energy'

The global energy industry is facing disruption as it transitions from fossils to renewables (and occasionally back again). Its challenges include balancing growing demand in developing nations with the need for sustainability, and predicting the effect of extreme weather conditions on supply and …

Internet of Things

No Need To Get Screened For Celiac Unless You Have Symptoms, Panel Says

Celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder that prevents people from digesting gluten, affects about 1 percent of the population.<p>But there's not enough evidence to recommend screening everybody to find that 1 percent, an advisory panel said Tuesday.<p>In people with celiac disease, eating foods with …

We’re using more drugs than ever to treat teen mental health

“Sylvia Plath with the ego of Madonna” was the description on the back of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s memoir, <i>Prozac Nation</i>, when I bought it and read it as a teenager in the mid-noughties. It had originally come out in ‘94, one year after Susanna Kaysen’s book <i>Girl, Interrupted,</i> with both going on to become …

3 Major Problems of Artificial Intelligence Implementation into Commercial Projects

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broad term that incorporates everything from image recognition software to robotics. The maturity level of each of …

Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …