Machine learning depends on quality data

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are the new hot topics in data analytics. These topics define subsets of data science that are primarily characterized by mathematical and statistical processes applied to data. In machine learning, algorithms replace humans in interpreting data. The expectation is that the machine will make purely data-driven ( better ) decisions…

Are you up to date with GDPR?

In 2016 we asked – What is GDPR and why should South African’s care? The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. Earlier this year, Liberty Life became one of the first global firms to suffer a major breach under GDPR – forcing the CEO onto television to limit…

Can data be a liability?

In a recent post on Linkedin, my colleague at Standard Bank South Africa, Kaiser Manasoe, asked the following: An interesting question to answer. Whilst we may view data as an organizational asset, the reality is that some data is actually a liability especially where the quality is poor or the data collected isn’t fit for…

Brexit: Will your data need a passport?

I saw a tweet recently reading “The new James Bond will spend 50% of his time in queues at EU passport control.” As a hard Brexit looks increasingly possible, British citizens may well find that their relationship with Europe is about to get substantially less convenient. How will this affect British and EU data exchanges?…