HAT IN THE NEWS
Since the World Wide Web went public in 1993, we have traded our personal information in return for free services from the tech giants. Now a growing number of start-ups think it's about time we took control of our own data and also started making money. But are we doing enough to bother?
Ever since the world wide web went public in 1993, we have traded our personal data in return for free services from the tech giants. Now a growing number of start-ups think it's about time we took control of our own data and even started making money from it. But do we care enough to bother?
Most AI giants on the internet rely on the continuous collection of personal data from their users, primarily to build and maintain machine-learning models. These models are often core to the value proposition of these companies, providing recommendations, behavioural analytics and consumer insights not only to their own services, but to associated advertising networks.
Discussions at a British Academy, Royal Society and techUK seminar on 3 October 2018
Jonathan Holtby, Community Manager at the Hub of All Things (HAT), explains to Information Age why the way organisations collect personal data is fundamentally broken
A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.
CZ Investments, a new $66 million fund backed by Touchstone Capital and the Chinese Government, has announced a partnership with the HAT Data Exchange (HATDeX), which will see it put money into Western European start-ups focussing on personal data.
A private equity fund backed by the Chinese government has unveiled plans to invest tens of millions of pounds in Western European startups seeking to build a “decentralised data economy”.
Recent media reports about the use and exploitation of personal data have increased public awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of the digital age.
This area has been a research priority for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is now part of the newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The UK is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI). This position, coupled with the wider adoption of AI, could deliver a major boost to the economy for years to come. The best way to do this is to put ethics at the centre of AI’s development and use concludes a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?, published today.
Interview by Anna Maria Tremonti on Canadian national radio’s “The Current”
The research Dr Alex Kharlamov and I have been doing at UWE in partnership with colleagues at other institutions has been focused on personal data.
Taking Back Control of your Personal Data after Facebook Fallout
Last week’s admission from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made many people wonder what the personal data they divulge online is being used for. Are there any steps we can take to protect our data and to take back control?
Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for not properly protecting Facebook data. But rows over how much companies know about us are still growing. Sarah Gordon says it’s time to take back control.
You’re probably not aware of it, but there is an injustice being perpetrated on every man, woman and child who owns or uses an electronic device. Every time you turn on your smart phone, log onto your laptop, clamp your Fitbit to your wrist, drive your sensor-enabled car or send a text, email or post on Facebook or Twitter you are manufacturing a valuable commodity.
Get ready for individual bank accounts for your personal data
Ditching individual recommendation models in favour of systems controlled by individuals, not corporations, can help everyone find what they should be reading next
Differential privacy, homomorphic encryption, and GDPR could help consumers wrestle back control of their personal information
Priorities for data governance: discussions at a British Academy and Royal Society seminar on 16 October 2017
This ‘lost generation’ has handed over information casually in exchange for services
Australian Government report on Data Availability and Use mentions HAT
Consumers want more data privacy. And that's a big opportunity for entrepreneurs
Today, it's harder than ever to keep track of where information about you is stored online. Between various social networks, apps, email inboxes, shopping sites, calendars and cloud storage systems, your digital footprint is scattered far and wide.
A crisis is developing in the IOT-world of customer data as governments, companies and individuals wrestle over who should own it. Irene CL Ng says a new methodology is emerging that will resolve the issue to everyone’s benefit.
On this week’s episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we’ll be talking about The Hub of All Things, aka HAT. We’ll be discussing what exactly the Hub of All Things is, why you shouldn’t be alarmed to hear that it will make corporations out of everyone, and how digitization is changing the way we buy and use products and services.
With the advent of the internet of things (IoT), today’s world is one of connected things and connected people.