Digital Transformation


Can technology build better cities? How can it boost more sustainable and inclusive communities?

African tech to locally tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Author | Eduardo Bravo One of the most repeated phrases during the COVID-19 pandemic has been that coronavirus does not distinguish between borders. However, just because the coronavirus does not have borders, does not mean that it does not differentiate between governments. While some western countries minimized the danger and reacted ...
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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 ...

EMER²GENT: data sharing to boost the economy after the pandemic

Author | Arantxa Herranz Can an airplane engine manufacturing company like Rolls-Royce, greatly affected by the current situation, do anything to boost the economy after the pandemic caused by COVID-19? The answer is a categorical yes. The aerospace giant is, after all, a major advocate of the digital transformation, and it ...
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Big data bursts onto the healthcare scene

Author | M. Martínez Euklidiadas There is an increasing amount of data regarding how SARS-CoV is transmitted, and contact with the T-zone of the face (eyes, nose and mouth) has proved to be one of the main forms of transmission. Without a vaccine, the only possible measure is social distancing, and ...
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How to solve water scarcity with AI technology?

Author | Arantxa Herranz It is estimated that around 785 million people in the world lack even a basic drinking-water service and at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces, transmitting diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. The World Health Organisation figures also ...