Data for social good: When big data and machine learning saves lives

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“There are people who will then research and find out ‘Why is this?’ Or change policies based on this data. Information can save lives,” said Nancy Lublin, founder of Crisis Text Line. In just over two years, 15 million text messages have been sent to “741741” from every area code in the US, connecting people with anxiety and depression with counsellors.

It has grown rapidly because “just someone being...

By Telefónica, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Case Studies, Machine Learning.

How forward-thinking utilities are adopting the Internet of Things

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Most utility companies have a plan to utilize technologies that are key ingredients of the Internet of Things (IoT). As an example, the Smart Grid Sensor market will expand rapidly in the coming decade, with revenues growing nearly ten-fold, according to the latest worldwide market study by IHS. IHS forecasts that while the smart grid sensor market only accounted for less than 20 percent of total sensor sales revenues in 2014, they will account for 75 percent of the total sensor market in 2021.The smart grid...

By David H. Deans, 26 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, IoT.