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[OPINION] We are more than data, but we can’t even get the data right

May 01, 2020 - 2:54 PM

'These datasets aren’t just numbers; these are people'

WATCH: International Grand Committee hearing on big data, privacy, and democracy

May 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Watch the stream live on Rappler

International committee begins talks on data privacy, disinformation

May 28, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg do not attend the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy despite being summoned by the Canadian Parliament

[OPINION] Data science in nation-building: The unsung profession that will change PH

May 04, 2018 - 10:11 AM

All one needs is a sense of curiosity and a knack for perseverance, for everything you could possibly need to know about the field is available online on YouTube, through massive online open courses, and other tutorials

3 scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Governments should think about and resolve ethical questions in the design of smart cities

AIM's big data bid to regain business school leadership

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Asian Institute of Management bets on data science as one way to reclaim its place among the top business schools in Asia

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 20-27, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Must watch videos from this week

RAINY WEATHER. The bad weather does not deter people from accompanying Kian delos Santos to his final destination. Photo by Eliza Lopez/Rappler

What's The Big Idea? AIM bids for big data leadership

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Coco Alcuaz speaks with AIM President and Dean Jikyeong Kang and her first recruit, Erika Legara about the school's bid for leadership in data science

AI could be bigger threat than Trump to BPOs – analysts

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:10 PM

With global spending on artificial intelligence applications expected to reach 47 billion by 2020 BPOs need to start embracing new skill sets so as not to be overtaken says IT research firm IDC

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector says the Foundation for Media Alternatives

Menkominfo Rudiantara: Info viral soal ‘big data cyber security’ itu hoax

Jan 06, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Pemerintah mempercepat pembentukan Badan Siber Nasional untuk proteksi kegiatan siber

ARE WE 'CYBERSECURE'? The recent incidents concerning Comelec highlight the state of cybersecurity in the Philippines.

Big data reveals mixed authorship in 17 Shakespeare plays

Oct 25, 2016 - 9:34 AM

Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights according to an edition of his works coming out this month that uses big data to reveal the mixed authorship

A woman recites a passage from William Shakespeare's Othello during an open mic session on April 23, 2014 in Bryant Park in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

New painkiller could replace morphine – study

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The big data methods used by the researchers also open up a promising avenue in drug innovation

#ThinkPH: Country has to solve ‘real world' problems first

Jul 21, 2016 - 8:17 PM

Not every place is Silicon Valley and innovating in developing nations such as the Philippines can be messy say experts at Rappler s ThinkPH event

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Big data could be big business for PH – expert

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The projection is that 10 million jobs could be created in the big data space in the next 5 years says IT expert Henry Aguda

Trump or not, 'big data' could be huge in 2016 vote

May 29, 2016 - 10:07 AM

The 2016 campaign could see more sophisticated data efforts thanks to advances in computing technology

A poll worker holds a print out from where citizens go to the cast their ballots at the city hall building on election day November 4, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Darren Hauck/Getty Images/AFP

What to expect for #ThinkPH 2016

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The 3rd ThinkPH Tech Summit will take place on July 21 in Metro Manila Book your tickets here

Grab, World Bank launch big data project to ease PH traffic

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:32 PM

The open source platform uses GPS data taken from smartphones in Grab s vehicles and shows speeds flows and delays at intersections

Thanks to big data, US parties know all about voters

Jan 25, 2016 - 3:47 PM

If you re an American voter and have provided personal information to a company chances are data groups have shared it with political parties to help them target potential supporters

A poll worker holds a print out from where citizens go to the cast their ballots at the city hall building on election day November 4, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Darren Hauck/Getty Images/AFP

Tech trends that can make waves in 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

A look at where technology is going in the Philippines and how it will affect both businesses and consumers

Asia to be 'world laboratory' for financial inclusion

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:00 PM

And the Philippines can lead the way with the rise of e commerce says an expert

#SG50: Smart Nation: The future of Singapore's wired city

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Singapore s Smart Nation program uses data and cutting edge technology to find urban solutions to improve public services and to compete with premiere global cities

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. Singapore's Smart Nation aims to address problems like mobility through smart technologies including autonomous vehicles. Screenshot from IDA Singapore video

New technology has Meralco worried about disruption

Jun 28, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Tesla’s new Powerwall and other disruptive technologies has Meralco focused on innovation in order to maintain its position

PLDT to invest over $30 million in 'Big Data' services

May 13, 2015 - 8:18 PM

In the long run these Big Data solutions will help improve PLDT s bottom line and increase the subscriber base of the group PLDT chief strategy officer Winston Damarillo says

PLDT now has a network of 6 data centers with close to 2,500 racks...By 2016, we will have a full capacity to 8,000 racks, PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Space cargo crash, non-singles on Tinder, #MayPac in social media | SciTech4u

May 11, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Trying to find the love of your life on Tinder? Think again That and more in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Public trust in the Web 'eroded' says global cyber commission

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:32 AM

Distrust is brought about by the non transparent market in collecting centralizing integrating and analyzing enormous quantities of private information about individuals and enterprises

Chinese people use computers in an internet bar in Beijing, China, December 28, 2012. How Hwee Young/EPA

Solar eclipse, tech shifts in business, underboob selfies | SciTech4u

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:56 PM

A rare celestial event: March 20’s solar eclipse What are the 7 tech shifts happening right now? The underboob selfie riles up Thailand s officials

7 'tech shifts' that will change the way we do business

Mar 19, 2015 - 7:48 AM

Here are key takeaways from 4 Years From Now the Mobile World Congress event for startups and investors

4FYN. Photos from Minette Navarrete.

PLDT joins Open Data Platform for better big data delivery

Mar 10, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The platform aims to take accelerate many use cases by running on a common platform as well as enable enterprises to build business driven applications

APEC 2015: Technology key to developing SMEs

Dec 08, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Experts agree that using big data on small and medium enterprises provides a significant opportunity in empowering SMEs and enabling inclusive growth

Journalism's new power lies in technology

Nov 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM

We re living through a time of creative destruction and it will get worse if you hold on to the past There is a bright side

Did Uber misrepresent data to promote ride safety?

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:35 PM

Uber reportedly deletes an earlier data blog post about spurious correlations between Uber use in areas with prostitution alcohol theft and burglary in San Francisco

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Big data becomes tool in Ebola battle

Oct 26, 2014 - 9:55 AM

The approach has been used mainly for detection but experts say the technology sector s predictive analytics could be even more useful

Equitable employment through big data and technology

Jun 01, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The rapid expansion of big data analytics demonstrates that the opportunities are easy to seize and leverage and can be transformational in their use

Australia develops Twitter tool to gauge world's emotions

May 20, 2014 - 8:51 PM

Researchers say the tool can be used to predict when and where life saving services may be required

At the mercy of Facebook's Zuckerberg

May 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

Because the issue is not just about algorithms it s also about the sheer volume of information the world’s second most visited website has about its users

Can Big Data measure progress and development?

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:51 PM

While Big Data are here to stay they do not mean the end of official statistics The challenge is to explore how to make use of nontraditional data sources such as Big Data to complement traditional data sources

Southern Leyte invests in disaster education to save lives

Mar 08, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Rappler introduces Project Agos to a province where the local government will integrate Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in school curricula

PH Technopreneurship Summit: Working for success

Feb 20, 2014 - 3:59 PM

How do you turn a dream of a strong business into a reality? Three technopreneurs share their thoughts

TECHNOPRENEUR SUMMIT. Manny Pangilinan and Dado Banatao field questions from the audience as Maria Ressa moderates.

Japan study looks to big data for signs of Alzheimer's

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Researchers are hoping to develop an epoch making method to find predictors of brain disorder by analyzing massive amounts of data with new software

WebHits: The topography of data

Sep 26, 2013 - 8:00 AM

If data were a landscape what would it look like? Watch this visualization of location based behavior

PH+SocialGood Summit: Disaster risk reduction

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Experts government officials and volunteers come together to discuss disaster risk reduction and preparedness in PH SocialGood Summit

Solving the crisis of big crisis data

Sep 23, 2013 - 8:30 AM

At the Social Good Summit Patrick Meier discusses a potential solution to sifting through big data in a crisis

ADVANCED COMPUTING IN A CRISIS. Patrick Meier describes the marriage of crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to help sift through data for disaster response.

Social Media in disasters: Info as important as food, shelter

Sep 21, 2013 - 3:05 PM

People use social media to communicate during crisis Patrick Meier of Digital Humanitarians tells the 2013 Social Good Summit Accurate and real time information are on demand

Big Data case study at #ThinkPH: Philippine elections

Aug 26, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Politicians experts and even the chairman of the Comelec weigh in on the most recent application of big data in the Philippines the 2013 midterm elections

#ThinkPH: Internet can't get pols elected... yet

Aug 24, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Internet will become a political game changer once the Philippines gets a 99 Internet penetration rate

#ThinkPH: Want to amplify your influence online?

Aug 23, 2013 - 5:05 PM

Ever tweeted angrily about a product? Brands are monitoring your tweets

CLOSING THE GAP. Rappler data scientist Russell Shepherd talks about how Rappler uses big data to connect netizens with the topics they care about. All photos by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

#ThinkPH: Internet an 'epic failure,' says author

Aug 23, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen criticizes the Internet in the ThinkPH summit organized by Rappler Google and Social Good

Rappler drops beta, officially launches

Aug 23, 2013 - 9:56 AM

One year and 8 months after going online Rappler officially leaves its beta status behind

AGENDA for #ThinkPH: The Internet, Big Data & You

Aug 18, 2013 - 12:18 AM

On Friday August 23 2013 join a unique day of ideas in the first summit organized by Rappler and Google