Facebook will build a nearly 1 million-square-foot data center at the foot of Utah’s Lake Mountains. (…) Facebook’s head of data center strategy, Rachel Peterson, said the company picked the site because of the availability of renewable energy, local workforce and community support. (…) the data center is expected to open in 2020.
The Washington Times (US)
The platform includes phone and tablet-based apps for community health workers and their supervisors at health facilities. In essence, the apps facilitate stock management, and walk health workers through the registration, diagnosis, treatment, referral, and follow-up of patients — generating large amounts of sensitive health information along the way
The Dashboard includes the capability to link national statistical office (NSO) data and government databases with the Dashboard. A ‘Citizens Vote’ tool allows users to identify the six issues that are most important to them, out of a total of 16 issues (…). Users can then see how their priorities compare with others, and view priorities around the world. Votes are recorded with the user’s gender, age, education level and location.
Now companies are measuring whether individuals change their behaviours as they browse, and the feeds for each person are constantly tweaked to get the desired result. In short, your behaviour has been turned into a product – and corporate and political clients are lining up to modify it.
There is an estimated 2.7 Zetabytes of data that exists in today’s digital world, yet only 0.5 percent of this data is being analyzed(…). Before the influx of data is even addressed or analyzed, companies need to think about how they want to utilize the data that is available.
Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends
The New York Times
Non-tech businesses are beginning to use artificial intelligence at scale
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