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The Evolution of Big Data, At CERN and Everywhere Else (Animation)

Lesson by Tim Smith, animation by TED-Ed. “But if big data has been around for so long, why do we suddenly keep hearing about it now? Well, as the old metaphor explains, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and it … Continue reading

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6 Myths of Big Data: Kate Crawford on Data Fundamentalism (Video)

Kate Crawford at DataEDGE 2013: “Data is something we have to imagine”   6 myths of big data Big data is new Big data is objective Big data won’t discriminate Big data makes cities smart Big data is anonymous You … Continue reading

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The Economist’s Kenneth Cukier on Big Data

Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor for The Economist talks to Fiammetta Rocco, The Economist’s Editor for Books and Arts about Big Data.  See my review of Cukier’s (and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s) Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and … Continue reading

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Moju Labs’ Smart Album: The Killer App for Google Glass?

Mok Oh wants to create a “Smart Photo Album.” I think it may well be the killer app for Google Glass. The most talked-about gadget of the moment, proudly displayed by only a handful of carefully selected  early users, The Glass has … Continue reading

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Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of the just-published Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think,  reacted sharply when I asked them if they are cheerleaders for big data, as one reviewer implied. ”We … Continue reading

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Kenneth Cukier Interviewed at Strata 2013 (Video)

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Cupid’s Data: The Case For and Against Finding Love Online

From the New America Foundation In the Tank blog: Data, like diamonds, can be mined. But is data forever? Or, in other words, can you find love by creating a data-based algorithm for online dating sites like match.com? That’s how … Continue reading

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