Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:


How Marketers Think AI Is Going to Affect the Industry
Artificial intelligence has already affected the marketing industry in significant ways, but marketers themselves will tell you that what we’ve seen so far is just the beginning.

World Divided On Whether Life Is Better Today Than 50 Years Ago
Is life better today than 50 years ago? That’s the question the Pew Research Center posed to 43,000 respondents across 38 countries, uncovering deep division.

How Predictive Analytics Can Help Your Business See the Future
Your customers are supplying you with data that can help you predict the future. Now more than ever, predictive analytics are becoming available to small businesses looking to get ahead of the competition by mining their data and generating meaningful intelligence.


How AI Will Invade Every Corner of Wall Street
Machine learning, with its prowess in producing insights from data, is poised to have a hand in 99 percent of investing, CEO says.

Do you really believe you can get rich betting on a rise or fall? Why binary options trading was branded Britain’s ‘biggest investment con’ by Which?
All investment is risky but some propositions amp up the stakes to levels akin to slot machines in Las Vegas. Binary options are one of these. They allow you to bet that a stock, currency, index, or just about anything that is capable of being measured in financial terms, will move up or down in seconds.

How We’re Trading The Chinese Social Media Boom
People strive to be more connected. It’s a common theme in history. It’s especially interesting that you can even see this theme in the stock market over the past century.


Tokyo startup taps AI and big data to turn customer complaints into cash
Hearing consumers’ frustrations may be unpleasant for business operators, but within such feedback lies a hidden trove of information that can be used to improve products and services.

27 Top Cardiologists, Picked By Big Data
Last year, I wrote a magazine profile of a company called Grand Rounds, which aims to meticulously comb through data on physicians – everything from what they prescribe to the wait times in their parking lots — to help pick the right doctor for the right patient.

6 tips for extending business capability of big data projects
Big data projects focus on technical aspects of system and data integration—but companies get even more value from their big data projects if they have a thorough understanding of all of the systems throughout the company, including the systems that users brought in.