Ideas | Data

Our take on the ideas, information, and tools that make data work.

Wire art.

The data subject first?

Aurélie Pols draws a broad philosophical picture of the data ecosystem and then hones in on the right to data portability.

Data exchange.

Another one bytes the dust

Using the music industry as an example, Paul Brook shows how modern information points bring new data that changes the way an organization will make decisions.

Robot graffiti.

Making good robots

Andra Keay outlines principles of good robot design and discusses the implications of implicit bias in our robots.

Newspaper oragami.

Becoming smarter about credible news

Cloudera CEO Tom Riley and Thomson Reuters VP of R&D Khalid Al-Kofahi discuss big data's role in chasing down leads, verifying sources, and determining what's newsworthy.

Pokemon Go.

Launching Pokémon GO

Phil Keslin, CTO of Niantic, explains how the engineering team prepared for—and just barely survived—the experience of launching Pokémon GO.