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Big Data Quotes: Imagination, Automation, Benefits, Bias

“Big data will never give you big ideas… Big data doesn’t facilitate big leaps of the imagination. It will never conjure up a PC revolution or any kind of paradigm shift. And while it might tell you what to aim … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: Data Science is Like Crack

“…data science is more like crack. Businesses want more not when it’s held entirely out of their reach but when they’ve been allowed to successfully smoke a little. Then they’re hooked… Data scientists’ job security is bound up in industry … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: Einstein, Come Back When You’ve Got Data

“Big data is what happened when the cost of storing information became less than the cost of making the decision to throw it away”—George Dyson (quoted by Tim O’Reilly) “If the engineers have their way, every idea, memory, and feeling—the … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: Decision Making and Big Intuition

“Just because you can’t measure it easily doesn’t mean it’s not important”—Jeff Hammerbacher “[Predictive policing] gives the officers more direction, instead of driving around like drone bees”–Sgt. Bryan Clenna, Seattle Police Department “One of the applications of Big Data is … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: What Hath the NSA Wrought?

“So what are we getting [for the NSA’s investment in Big Data]? It sounds like the same thing big enterprises everywhere get when they have open checkbooks and no sound strategy: Ballooning budgets full of overhyped PowerPoint presentations and technology … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: Is a Bigger NSA Better?

“The effectiveness of data-mining is proportional to the size of the sample, so the NSA must sweep broadly to learn what is normal and refine the deviations”–Wall Street Journal editorial  “Now go out and gather some data, and see what it can … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes

“Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…”—Dan Ariely “I’m a data janitor. That’s the sexiest job … Continue reading

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