An artificial intelligence firm hired to work on the Vote Leave campaign may analyse social media data, utility bills and credit rating scores as part of a £400,000 contract to help the government deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The company, Faculty, was awarded the contract by the Ministry of Housing, CommunitiesContinue Reading

Boston Dynamics Singapore park-goers have been reminded of their social distancing obligations by Boston Dynamics’ yellow “dog”. The robot hound is equipped with numerous cameras and sensors, which it can use to detect transgressors and broadcast pre-recorded warnings. The authorities have reassured locals it is not a quadruped data-collection device.Continue Reading

O Relatório de Tendências de Mídias Sociais, para o 1º trimestre de 2020, aborda em detalhes os impactos do COVID-19 causados nas tendências de marketing destacadas anteriormente pela Socialbakers. O atual Relatório descreve dados que refletem mudanças cruciais no mercado e também destaca como marcas reagiram aos impactos da pandemia.Continue Reading

Good Morning, US live blog readers, there’s a busy day ahead in coronavirus and politics news, so please stay tuned for all the developments in the US. Here’s where things are this hour: Donald Trump has not yet spoken out about the US reaching yesterday the grim milestone of 100,000Continue Reading

As Indonesia’s most populous province weighed tough movement restrictions to stop the new coronavirus, it turned to a loosely-knit volunteer group of data scientists and health experts. The Kawal COVID-19 (Guard against COVID-19) group organized a data model presented to the provincial governor that showed there could be 70,000 deathsContinue Reading

Latvia aims to become one of the first countries to launch a smartphone app using a new toolkit created by US tech giants Apple and Alphabet’s Google to help trace coronavirus infections. Early success of tracing apps in countries like Singapore and Australia has been patchy because Apple’s iPhone doesContinue Reading

T o have one viral sensation, Oscar Wilde might have said, is unfortunate. But to have two smacks of carelessness. And that’s what we have. The first is Covid-19, about which much printer’s ink has already been spilled. The second is Plandemic, a 26-minute “documentary” video featuring Dr Judy Mikovits,Continue Reading

Health officials in south-eastern Wisconsin have warned Amazon that if they don’t fully cooperate with state testing and tracing efforts, its Kenosha campus located 40 miles south of Milwaukee could be shut down. The announcement comes as at least 20 workers have tested positive for the coronavirus at two facilities.Continue Reading