The f(x) = e^x | Decentralised analytics and Chinese AI chips

The f(x) = e^x | Decentralised analytics and Chinese AI chips
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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How a Decentralised Ecosystem Will Change Big Data Analytics

My latest article:

Big data analytics is perceived to be a driver for sustained competitive advantage. However, many big data projects won’t make it into implementation, because of various reasons. You need to be able to collect data and put it to work, effectively. Therefore, the development of a decentralised ecosystem, can have a positive impact on the application of big data analytics.

Bringing big data analytics to blockchain technologies offers serious benefits to both platforms and may be the solution to abandoned data projects. Increasingly, decentralised databases are here to support your business analytics and allow you to process more data, faster than ever and use that to power the analytics engines of your business.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Did Satoshi Nakamoto resurface?

For years, there has been no news from Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. Until this week, when a new piece of writing appeared online, supposedly written by Satoshi Nakamoto. The 21-page document is, apparently, a teaser for a new book on cryptocurrencies. (Wired)

2. Baidu moves into AI chips.

Chinese search giant has released their first AI chip, which can be used for edge and cloud computing. They follow various other larger Chinese firms in designing their own hardware, especially for machine learning. (VentureBeat)

Recently, the EU announced new copyright laws, that would enforce websites to check content on plagiarism before it is published. However, Members of the European Parliament have now voted to reject the controversial law in its current form. (BBC)


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