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Critical Wrinkles in New European Data Privacy Law

Posted on June 26, 2018 by | AI, Big Data, Data Privacy, GDPR | No Comments

Though the EU’s first big data privacy law in 23 years is now in force, there’s little consensus on the General Data Protection Regulation. Data experts say GDPR— whose 99 articles govern an individual’s right to privacy and ultimate ownership of personal data—is the most complex regulation the EU has ever produced. The law’s brevity may contribute to the lack of consensus. The language of its slim 87 pages leaves a lot of room for interpretation. This includes both the definition of personal data and a special emphasis where artificial intelligence is concerned. GDPR requires the subject’s consent for any […]

AI Technologies Can Foster Sustainability Solutions

AI and sustainability
Posted on by | AI, Big Data, Sustainability, White Paper | No Comments

AI can help decision makers absorb and prioritize incoming data, and identify the most critical needs to act upon or, in the case of a natural disaster, determine where to start. This ability to integrate data from disparate sources, and the accompanying insight it can give into prioritizing action, can be likened to credit card fraud prevention: AI software detects unusual patterns and helps card providers warn consumers of potential issues in real time, so they can act to avoid an undesirable outcome later. Read the white paper.

Revisiting Tax Credits in a Post-TCJA Environment

Tax Credits After Tax Reform
Posted on by | Tax Credits, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), White Paper | No Comments

Many tax credits stretch back decades, signaling Congress’s ongoing desire to promote business investments in projects beneficial to local communities and society at large. In turn, businesses have been able to deduct all or a portion of those expenses from their income tax bill. In simplest terms, a $10,000 tax credit saves $10,000 that would otherwise be remitted to the federal government, while tax deductions merely lower a business’s taxable income by the percentage of its marginal tax bracket. Read the white paper.

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