Entries by Cara Williams

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Blockchain Transformation: Tourism to business application

Global businesses are moving from blockchain research to applying the technology to current business challenges. Many believe that this change will be taking place in the next 12 months. Linda Pawczuk, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, commented business ambition was shifting from “a focus on blockchain tourism and exploring the technology’s potential, to building practical applications”.

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Predictive Policing: How Data Can be Used to Prevent Crime

The UK police are using technology and copious amounts of data to predict crime. Thousands of anonymised reports of previous offences allow police to be deployed where crime is predicted to occur over the next 24 hours. The time and place of previous criminal activity helps to determine future offences. Kent Police are at the forefront of this with their system PredPol.