There's no question that weather prediction and forecasting is an essential science. In some regions, alerting people to potentially dangerous events can mean the difference between life and death. Although weather forecasting is nothing new, recent technological advances have improved the accuracy of predicting future events. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning … [Read more...] about How AI and Machine Learning Have Made Weather Prediction More Accurate
How Big Data Will Be Used to Predict the next Natural Disaster
Climate change has been increasing the severity and frequency of natural disasters in recent years, which, in turn, has caused the death of millions of people in different nations around the world, and cost billions of dollars in damages. As these storms get worse, and the population continues to grow exponentially, it has become even more imperative that we learn everything we … [Read more...] about How Big Data Will Be Used to Predict the next Natural Disaster
How the Internet of Things Can Help Against Global Warming
Once upon a time there was a little Shepherd who lived in a town near the woods . So it starts Peter and the Wolf, one of the tales I read when I was a child. As every tale, Peter and the Wolf, had a moral that now comes to my mind while I am writing this post. As Peter was advised about the Wolf, we have also been advised about Global Warming. Did we learned Peters lesson … [Read more...] about How the Internet of Things Can Help Against Global Warming
Big Data at Walmart is All About Big Numbers; 40 Petabytes a Day!
Some time ago, I already wrote about how Walmart has made Big Data part of their DNA. Since I wrote that post about two years ago, Walmart has continued to expand their Big Data practices. Their objective is to know what every product in the world is, to know who every person in the world is and to have the ability to connect them together in transaction. Rather ambitious goals … [Read more...] about Big Data at Walmart is All About Big Numbers; 40 Petabytes a Day!
Tesco and Big Data Analytics, a Recipe for Success?
Tesco is one of the largest retailers in the world and is originally from the United Kingdom and founded in 1919. Currently they have shops in 12 countries under different brands. In the latest fiscal year (13/14) the had $ 110 billion in group sales and $ 3.6 billion in group profit before tax. Over 500.000 employees work in 7599 stores around the world, including franchises. … [Read more...] about Tesco and Big Data Analytics, a Recipe for Success?