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Can Big Data eradicate poverty?

Author | Arantxa Herranz How many people live in poverty in the world? This is a difficult figure to calculate, but recent estimates indicate that 736 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Although this figure has fallen in recent years, the number of vulnerable people is expected to rise ...
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The (high) energy price of mass data storage

Author | Jaime Ramos Could humanity be living a particular and covert digital Diogenes syndrome? This question may seem somewhat convoluted. To unravel it, it is worth looking at one of the concerning consequences of existing data storage systems: their environmental impact. The exponential growth of Big Data (in every aspect) The relationship ...
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Extreme hunger, another consequence of the new coronavirus

Author | Tania Alonso The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines three phases of food insecurity when measuring hunger in the world: mild, moderate and severe The first is experienced by people who are facing uncertainties regarding their ability to obtain food. The second, by ...
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Sweden sets an example and closes its last coal plant

Author | Jaime Ramos It was toward the end of 2015 when 195 countries signed a significant agreement at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21). It was a historic environmental commitment, which we now know as the Paris Agreement. This document established a series of key objectives to be met by ...