Cyber fraud and surveying: how to handle the risks
There is increasing potential for hackers to exploit weaknesses in surveyors’ systems to access the large amounts of money they hold, argues Stuart Mangion.
How can we manage and capitalise on the growing amounts of data that today’s connected cities, devices and people are producing?
A century ago it was the new means of mass production that fashioned mass society in its image. Today, surveillance capitalism offers a new template for our future: the machine hive in which our freedom is forfeit to perfect knowledge administered for others’ profit.
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Blockchain is moving closer to becoming acceptable for transactions on the property market – but the challenges will be more legal and legislative than technological.
Big Data gives us a chance to view society in all its complexity, through the millions of networks of person-to-person exchanges. If we had a ‘god’s eye,’ an all seeing view, then we could potentially arrive at a true understanding of how society works and take steps to fix our problems.
Building information modelling can help surveyors operate, market and improve the assets under their care when used throughout a building’s lifecycle.
The security issues linked to internet-connected devices are creepy, terrifying and potentially deadly.
In real estate, where the ‘cash cow’ of the physical asset is still healthy, there is a reluctance to acknowledge the presence of the digital asset and what it could mean in the future.
Data is the fabric of the modern world: just like we walk down pavements, so we trace routes through data, and build knowledge and products out of it.
Dr Ben Goldacre OBE
Chair of the NHS HealthTech Advisory Board
The Internet of Things may be a magnet for hype, but its potential to transform workplace efficiency could be very real indeed.
Artificial intelligence is just a new tool, one that can be used for good and for bad purposes and one that comes with new dangers and downsides. Although machine learning has huge potential, data sets with ingrained biases will produce biased results – garbage in, garbage out.
The Internet of Garbage
90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years, and it is projected to increase by 40% annually.
Big Data for Sustainable Development