Research arrows are up with one common thread: digital data

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga said that “data is the new oil.” Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, says that artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors is bringing on an information revolution. Manufacturers everywhere are changing – some, with government assistance – because…

After years of toxic oil spills, indigenous Peruvians use tech to fight back

Oil pipelines run through the Amazon region of Loreto in August 2011. Photograph: Reuters Peru After years of toxic oil spills, indigenous Peruvians use tech to fight back Fidel Sandi’s Achuar community has been plagued with oil contamination for decades – but he is now…