Category Archives: Big Data Backlash

Michael Jordan on the coming big data winter and the state of machine learning

Great Interview in IEEE Spectrum with machine learning expert, UC Berkeley Professor, and IEEE Fellow Michael Jordan: “…people continue to infer… that deep learning is taking advantage of an understanding of how the brain processes information, learns, makes decisions, or … Continue reading

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Is Privacy Becoming a Luxury Good? Julia Angwin Keynote at Strata + Hadoop 2014 (Video)

We are being watched – by companies, by the government, by our neighbors. Technology has made powerful surveillance tools available to everyone. And now some of us are investing in counter-surveillance techniques and tactics. Julia Angwin discusses how much she … Continue reading

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Say Big Data One More Time!

Best slide of #Strataconf already? pic.twitter.com/hy8LnEnWhk — Matt Aslett (@maslett) October 16, 2014

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Big Data Bytes: What the Cheerleaders Say

“We can find lots of data; the problem is understanding it. And a lot of data around us go through a filter so it doesn’t reach us”–Noam Chomsky “The reason we’re all talking about big data is because some analysts … Continue reading

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Batman Rejects Big Data V-inflation

Source: Doug Laney  

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On Big Data, Economics, Science, and Predictions

  “…many economists don’t seem troubled when they make predictions that go wrong. Readers of Paul Krugman and other like-minded commentators are familiar with their repeated complaints about the refusal of economists to revise their theories in the face of recalcitrant facts. … Continue reading

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Big Data Is Neither An Atomic Bomb Nor A Holy Grail

Albert-László Barabási, a physicist and well-known expert in network analysis, published last week an op-ed calling for his fellow scientists to spearhead “the ethical use of big data.” Barabási accuses the NSA of breaking “the traditional model governing the bond between science … Continue reading

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Big Data Observations: The Datasexual

“The datasexual looks a lot like you and me, but what’s different is their preoccupation with personal data. They are relentlessly digital, they obsessively record everything about their personal lives, and they think that data is sexy. In fact, the bigger … Continue reading

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From the Great Minds Think Alike Files: On Big Data Effectiveness

“More data does not necessarily mean better information… Of course, we need organizations like the CIA, the NSA, the NRO and all the rest. Intelligence is a vital component of national security, and can be invaluable in both wartime and peacetime. … Continue reading

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Big Data Observations: Can We Escape?

“Our time is increasingly occupied by data, and that data is increasingly trivial”–Andre Mouton “Is it even possible to keep sensitive data out of corporations or government hands? There’s a reason old-fashioned devices like typewriters are now being used by … Continue reading

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