Weekly News Digest: 13th – 17th December 2021 | Harnham Recruitment post

This is Harnham’s weekly news digest, the place to come for a quick breakdown of the week’s top news stories from the world of Data & Analytics. Analytics Insight: What is Web 3.0 and why is it important?Want to get a better understanding of Web 3.0? Analytics Insight tells us all we need to know.Web 1.0 is the most basic version of the internet, read-only web, that is available to everyone, and Web 2.0 allows users more information contribution and interaction. This altered the trajectory of internet usage very quickly, creating a new form of communication that allows for uploads and downloads. Web 3.0 is the result of a long search for a solution that includes back-end functionality for systems to search for, generate, exchange, and link material, and artificial intelligence that helps to find meaning in relevant words. Web 3.0 enables computers to think and users to act, significantly improving the digital experience while also providing online security with more automated actions. According to Analytics Insight, over the next few years, we’ll discover more and more about the capabilities of Web 3.0, as it unfolds into the internet revolution everyone has been waiting for.  Web 3.0 has changed the game for everyone. To read more about this, click here. Silicon Republic: 5 AI and machine learning (ML) trends to watch in 2022In this piece, Silicon Republic talks to Verne Global’s CTO, Tate Cantrell, about how the AI landscape has changed so far and what he sees coming next for the industry.Cantrell said a key trend in the AI space has been its convergence with high-performance computing: “This powerful combination is pushing the boundaries of scientific research. A great example of this is Peptone, which has developed an algorithm to work out how proteins behave and aggregate in the human body.“This research is being used to accelerate the development of vaccines and other medicines, by diminishing the need for costly and time-consuming lab work.”Here are five predictions Cantrell says we should expect from AI and ML in the coming years. AI models will get largerAI will spur advances in pure scienceThere’ll also be advances in cybercrimeSustainability will be keyWe’ll see a more strategic AI industryTo read more about this, click here. Computer Weekly: Enabling secure remote working is once again a top priorityRemote working is here to stay, and Computer Weekly is calling for newly uncovered security risks associated with remote working to be prioritised and taken seriously. Remote working has introduced so many benefits to the workforce, from promoting a healthier work-life balance to lowering stress levels and enabling better productivity. However, as we adapt to this new way of working, it’s important for businesses to create safe and secure working environments and networks. Here are a few cyber security implications of increased remote working we’ve seen over the past two years:Sharp increases in cyber attacks Virtual private networks (VPNs) are no longer considered safe due to being targeted by cyber attacksSingle-factor authentication is no longer enoughSecurity vendors need to adapt to the new normal and introduce evolved offerings to support the changesComputer Weekly offers some recommendations on how to implement remote working with security in mind including optimising security tools, updating multi-factor authentication and data leakage prevention as well as employee education. To read more about this, click here. The Robot Report: The 10 most automated countries worldwideIn this article, The Robot Report outlines research and data from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) on the industrial robotics industry worldwide. According to the IFR, we saw $13.2 billion worth of new robot installations in 2020 alone. This industry is booming as robotics becomes more complex and engineers develop more innovative elements to aid automation.Using robot density, the measure of the number of robots per 10,000 workers in an industry, the IFR have reported that numbers have almost doubled from 2015 to 2020 worldwide. The Robot Report shared a list of the ten most automated countries, based on their robot density, below. South Korea Singapore JapanGermanySwedenHong KongUnited States TaiwanChina and DenmarkItaly Which countries do you foresee moving up this list in the next few years?To read more about this, click here. We’ve loved seeing all the news from Data & Analytics in the past week, it’s a market full of exciting and dynamic opportunities. To learn more about our work in this space, get in touch with us at info@harnham.com.    

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