The legal sector is turning to smart technology to help it see into the future. Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin is piloting prescriptive analytics software to help it improve outcomes for its clients. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The corporate and commercial law firm has signed on

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Hitachi Insight Group has released new video analytics software tools to enhance and extend its smart city and public safety solutions portfolio. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The company said Hitachi Video Analytics (HVA) combines computer vision and advanced analytics to extract rich insights and generate real-time alerts

Equity analysts will soon be able to attach a dollar figure to a company’s information portfolio, driving up the valuation of data savvy businesses. Although it is one of a company’s most important assets, information is not found the balance sheet thanks to current accounting practices. Sign up for Which-50’s

Australian homeowners who have been sharing their homes for profit using Airbnb, or like services, could be subject to the same “robo-debt” recovery services that have targeted Centrelink recipients. This is problematic because of ongoing uncertainties about the legal relationship between owner and Airbnb guest, and whether or when the

Sydney-based customer intelligence start-up Local Measure has raised AU$4.5 million to drive global growth. With clients in the hotel and tourism sector, Local Measure provides customer intelligence based on social media posts to give staff real-time information to help them keep guests happy. The platform provides data back to the

Still baffled by Donald Trump’s election victory? Well, Trump’s data team leader, Matt Oczkowski, is coming to Australia in April to share his insights into how analytics helped Trump win the 2016 US election. Oczkowski, who is the head of product for British company Cambridge Analytica, will be one of

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Finding a decent data scientist for less than the price of a deposit on a Sydney harbour side home is almost impossible these days. But that could change quickly and dramatically due to automation, according to research analysts at Gartner. More than 40 per cent of data science tasks will

Governments across the globe are experimenting with the blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, as a way to reduce costs and provide more accountability to the public. In Europe alone, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Estonia are experimenting with blockchain to fight corruption and deliver public services. Australia, too, is looking

Urban planners will soon be able to get their hands on the troves of traffic data Uber has accumulated via its ride sharing platform. Uber is launching Movement, a website which offers access to anonymised data from more than 2 billion trips to help urban planners make informed decisions around

Australia’s top tier data scientists are still pulling in huge salaries despite a slight decline in pay levels among the elite ranks of the profession.  One in 10 data analytics professionals surveyed for the 2016 IAPA Skills and Salary survey commanded annual pay checks in advance of $220,000 a year.