IT-Audit trends of 2020: a WVDB analysis

In this article, Cees-Jan and Fabienne, two employees of WVDB, will discuss how new technological developments are leading the field of IT-auditing to be a rapidly changing environment. How do (IT-) auditing, analytics, robotization, privacy and DevOps come together and...

Does Artificial Intelligence improve humanity?

Thinking is a complex procedure which is important in the current decision-making world. Intelligent systems are helping humans with this thinking process to better achieve specific goals (Binnig, Baatz, Klenk & Schmidt, 2002). The help of these systems is called...

/ 4 november 2019

The Universal Basic Income: a Working System in an Increasing Automated World?

Introduction The world is changing rapidly: tremendous technological advances and innovations have emerged in recent years. History has shown different technological eras, for example the Renaissance in the 14th century through the 16th century and the Industrial Revolution from approximately...

/ 11 september 2019
Making sense of text through natural language processing and machine learning

Making sense of text through natural language processing and machine learning

Estimations tell us that unstructured data will account for 80% of all the data in companies i.e. data that is not organized in a way that allows easy analysis (Van der Linden, 2018). We are surrounded by this kind of...

/ 20 augustus 2019

Artificial Intelligence as a Service

Introduction This article examines the possibilities and advantages of Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS). You are probably already familiar with the acronym aaS, which stands for “as a service”. Paste a random letter in front of it and you...

/ 7 mei 2019
fintech

FinTech: Fine technology for innovation in the financial services industry

FinTech, short for “Financial Technology”, is an innovative development in the financial services industry [1; 2]. Firms in the financial services industry are facing dramatic changes due to technological innovations, such as Personal Capital. FinTech is used as a new...

/ 29 maart 2019

Dynamic Pricing of Cyber Insurance Policies

Dynamic Pricing of Cyber Insurance Policies: a method to deal with the moral hazard and increase cyber resilience Recently, news concerning cyber attacks causing major issues has increased tremendously. In December Maastricht University’s network was encrypted by hackers using ransomware...

/ 23 juli 2020
MAAFAT: Too big to fail?

Are the leading tech companies “Too big to fail”?

Whether you are aware of it or not, we have become dependent of a handful of internet companies. With almost 100% certainty you have used one of their products, simply because otherwise you were probably not able to read this...

/ 8 april 2020