Deena Zaidi

Data Journalist


Deena Zaidi is a Toronto-based journalist. She previously worked with The Puget Sound Business Journal in Seattle as a Data Reporter. Prior to that, she worked as a contributor for TheStreet, Seeking Alpha, Truthout, Economy Watch, and icrunchdata. Her articles can also be found on The Independent, MSN Money, and Yahoo Finance. She holds a degree in MBA-Finance, MSc. in International Banking & Finance from the University of Durham, and has a certificate in Data Analytics.

Spotlight on African Women in Tech: Ivy Barley - BORGEN

SEATTLE - Over the past few years, major tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Alibaba have been providing solutions to bridge the skills gap in the region. But while there is a huge attempt to transform their lives, African women in tech struggle to enter the industry.

Alibaba's Plan to End Poverty in China - BORGEN

Alibaba is a Chinese multinational tech, e-commerce and artificial intelligence conglomerate that was founded in 1999 and has since become one of the ten largest companies in the world. Alibaba's plan to end poverty in China stems from corporate social responsibility as an integral part of its business model.

Google's Tech Initiatives in Africa - BORGEN

SEATTLE - In 2017, Google expanded its tech initiatives in Africa. Through training programs, the company is aiming to help African youth acquire digital skills, making them more self-sufficient. With powerful technical skills, African youths can help uplift the lives of the impoverished across the region and assist the unemployed in Africa in navigating digital jobs.

3 companies that want to help you commute in a flying car

Recently, Kitty Hawk (backed by Google's Larry Page) grabbed attention for showcasing its version of a flying car, which requires no pilot license. In a slick video, the prototype vehicle is seen gliding through the waters before hovering about 15 feet in the air.

Bots are transforming personal banking around the world

Digital banking brought a transformational wave to the banking system. As traditional banking practices slowly adjusted to the wave, artificial intelligence quickly caught up and made the bot market hotter than ever before.

Meet the robots caring for Japan's aging population

Frank is a divorcé who suffers from early symptoms of dementia. Growing weary of weekly visits, his son gifts him a shiny white robot butler designed to handle daily chores and provide health care updates for the aging man. Does this scenario sound familiar?

Meet the French bots bringing sci-fi fantasy closer to reality

The U.K's Channel 4/AMC science fiction series Humans depicts a world in which humanoid robots (known as Synths) can perform a range of household tasks, such as running errands and doing laundry. Synths can also help in the kitchen and care for the young and the elderly.

Black Mirror's mind-reading tech could be here sooner than you think

Our minds may no longer be a safe haven for secrets. Scientists are working toward building mind-reading algorithms that could potentially decode our innermost thoughts through memories that act as a database. For most, this probably sounds like an episode of Netflix's hit series Black Mirror.

Inside China's growing use of facial recognition technology

As China's Lunar New Year approaches, citizens and tourists will spot the country's police force with facial recognition glasses. These glasses will help officials use real-time ID verification to fight crimes during the celebrations around this year's event. But interestingly, such facial recognition technologies are not new to the people of China.