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What we’ve been reading this week 28th February 2020

What we’ve been reading this week 28th February 2020

It’s been another lively few weeks for the team here at Analytics Engines, with a number of conferences, exhibitions and events to attend.

The Northern Ireland Science Festival which took place between 13th and 23rd February brings together the “very best scientists from Northern Ireland and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold”. The team at Analytics Engines were delighted to support and participate in the festival again this year.

On Thursday 27th February, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Fischaber was invited by FinTech NI to join Head of Marketing at Automated Intelligence, Kristina King, and Head of Analytics Platform Delivery at Danske Bank, Rachael Bland, for a panel discussion looking at Hyper-personalisation and the impact of data on customer experience.

CEO Aislinn Rice was also happy to be invited to attend the ‘Keeping the Cranes Up – Thinking Bigger’ event at the Grand Central Hotel this week. Returning for its 4th year, the event brings together senior leaders in infrastructure, planning and professional services to explore and challenge the ambition of Belfast city.

These events have been a fantastic learning experience, and each of them underpins the growing opportunity that data presents to a variety of industries and organisations; a sentiment that has been echoed in some of the things we’ve been reading this week.

In their “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020”, Gartner identified Multi-experience, the Democratisation of Data and Human Augmentation among the technologies enabling a greater number of organisations to incorporate data analytics into their workflows and processes.

In an article from Towards Data Science, the Pros and Cons of Data Democratisation are explored further. In the article, they express concerns regarding data security and how data might be misunderstood or misinterpreted.

Looking now to the world of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. A research project by OpenAI explored the behaviour of two separate AI entities competing against each other in a game of hide and seek and the results are unexpected, to say the least. It’s well worth checking out.

We end our reading list this week with the news that Analytics Engines were recently recognised by Silicon Canals as one of nine promising start-ups driving growth with the tech ecosystem in Belfast!

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by PJ Kirk

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