This month in data science, blockchain and crypto news there have been some exciting news and advancements ranging from ML predicting breast cancer from up to 5 years early to the launch of Facebooks new cryptocurrency Libra! Check out our highlights below!


Why affective computing and AI will conquer the world?

Affective computing or Emotional AI is not something we hear about very often. But with development of technologies and devices such as Pip and MyFeel wristband its seems as though affective computing is something that we will see more of in the future.

By Dr. Stylianos Kampakis – The Data Scientist

Data-As-A-Service Bible: Everything You Wanted To Know About Running DaaS Companies What is needed to run a successful data company? This is something a lot of enterpeneurs wonder and this piece answers exactly that as well the three core things a data company does: Data Acquisition, Data Transformation and Data Delivery.  By Auren Hofmen – Medium

MIT AI tool can predict breast cancer up to 5 years early, works equally well for white and black patients A new deep learning-based AI prediction model that can predict the development of breast cancer up to five years in advance has been developed. It aims to annihilate the late diagnoses of breast cancer which can ultimately have tragic consequences. By Darrell Etherington – Tech Crunch

Adobe’s new AI tool can spot when a face has been Photoshopped Ever wondered if an image had been edited or photoshopped? Well, a new deep learning tool has been created that can now identify if in fact an image has been photoshopped as well as the exact area in which it was photoshopped. By MIT Technology Review

The Ups and Downs of being a Data Scientist: We hear it from the experts themselves  With the growing demand of data scientists and with more and more people entering the field- Three experts in the field share their views on the pros and cons of being one. By Yasmin Chamchoun – The Data Scientist

Scaling AI Startups The number of of AI start-ups have been swiftly growing the last few years but not all have managed to achieve the success they anticipated. Here Matt Truck discusses what is needed in order to make an AI startup a successful business as well as the hurdles that can be encountered in doing so. By Matt Turck

10 Industries redefined by Big Data Analytics Big data is not just a buzzword anymore but also a huge phenomenon which has influenced and changed many industries massively. Check the 10 main industries that have been greatly transformed by it. By Analytics Insight


Facebook’s Libra coin cryptocurrency, explained The launch of Facebooks new cryptocurrency Libra, has got to be one of the most exciting news in the crypto market in the last few months. This piece covers everything we need to know about Libra and Facebooks Calibra Wallet. By Sabrina Weiss – Wired

All Global Crypto Exchanges Must Now Share Customer Data, FATF Rules Recently, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released news guideline that state all global crypto exchanges must share their customers informations with one another whether processing transactions between them. We are yet to see the impact this will have on them and their customers. By Anna Baydakova – Coin Desk

Bitcoin Breaks $10,000 for First Time Since March 2018 Bitcoin has broken a multi-year high and hit $10,000. It has been more then a year since Bitcoin came close to this success. It seems like the future of Bitcoin is only excelling. By Max Boddy – Coin Telegraph

Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebooks new Libra currency has some major backers which include Uber, Paypal, Mastercard and Visa. They are all due to invest around 10million each. Have a read to find out more about their major plans and investment.  By Anna Maria Andriotis, Peter Rudegeair and Liz Hoffman – The Wall Street Journal

The difference between Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra Five experts give their opinion on Facebooks new Libra currency. This piece also looks at the key differences between Bitcoin and Libra.  By Seema Mody- CNBC

Employers Can Now Pay Salaries in Ether Via Crypto Startup Bitwage

Bitwage, a startup which has been assisting businesses in paying their employees in cryptocurrency since 2014, has now added ether as a payroll option. Find out more about this new method of getting paid here.  By Daniel Kuhn- CoinDesk

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