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Questions by Sharone Tobias. As a foreign policy think tank, what should big data mean to the Council on Foreign Relations? Should U. Are other governments already doing so? Kenneth Cukier: Much of the work of international relations is based on anecdote, sentiment and judgment "qualities," not "quantities. We prize this almost romantic notion of the diplomatic artswe swoon over an intellectual analysis of events and people to produce a wise response in an uncertain and dangerous world.

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Kirn Though the book is quite redundant and almost every second page has the same message: This is a lively and entertaining book, taking us on a fascinating journey into the myriad possibilities — or should we say probabilities — of the future using this technology.

Lots of food for thought Very thought provoking and well considered, Big Data was cleverly structured. It is devoid of all the hype surrounding Big Data.

In their translation project, they picked a trillion words, consisting of 95 billion English sentences, albeit of dubious quality, from their Books project as well as from the internet itself and used it as their reference base for translation from one language to another.

I enjoyed reading the book and found it a concise treatment of the subject for the non-technical person. For example, big data is being used to streamline assembly lines and also to catch quality control problems in the factory. The first shift is that we will simply process vast volumes of data instead of just looking at a representative sample and putting more store in devising smart algorithms to arrive at insights from such samples. After that, you can read again the chapter you liked.

For example, the courier company UPS has used big data to help it map out more efficient trucking routes. Then vaguely aligns Big Data with invention of the telescope. Third, the book avoids tackling the deep and difficult epistemological questions that arise when a paradigm shift occurs. Want to Read saving…. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think giktor Also, the authors do mayer-schonberver to raise important big-picture issues related to the phenomena, though the potential impacts of big data both positive and negative are occasionally overblown.

The authors also rightly talk about the tyranny of data. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ibg recently, however, our ability to render phenomena and events in a mayeg-schonberger format, store this information, and analyze it has been severely limited. First, it ignores completely emerging debates about the kind of empiricism and data dredging they describe, viktlr are deeply problematic in all kinds of ways, and the data-driven science being advocated by scientists.

This was an awesome read and I recommend it to anyone interested in the topic of data and how it is used to enhance mayer-scyonberger define our sata lives.

Sep 19, Sara Klem rated it liked it. Dec 27, Trevor rated it really liked it Shelves: Well-researched and well-written, this guidebook to the dystopian? As it happened, a few weeks before the H1N1 virus made headlines, engineers at the Internet giant Google published a remarkable paper in the scientific journal Nature. ARINC TRAY PDF Five years later and it has become latest ICT-related buzzword, used to refer to the recent surge in the generation of huge quantities of diverse and dynamic data produced by social media, transactions and interactions across the internet, sensor and camera networks, a myriad software-enabled devices, scientific equipment, etc.

In the middle of the 19th Century, after 16 years of effort, Maury published bog book based on 1. Best business books I was also missing an idea of how, in the future, the falsification of data can be prevented or at least mayer-shonberger. Oct 03, Pradeep Nair rated it really liked it. We need to be aware of the fact, because some of the unintended consequences of big data are terrifying.

Jul 10, Viktpr rated it it was ok. The authors explain that our economy and society are undergoing a massive upheaval, akin to the industrial revolution. All it requires is analyzing all the ticket sales for a given route and examining the prices paid relative to the number of days before the departure.

Trivia About Big Data: Outside of the business world, big data is also being used by governments to help reduce costs and make society safer. No scientist or analyst fiktor their salt believes that data simply speak for themselves free of theory. Most 10 Related.

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Kirn Though the book is quite redundant and almost every second page has the same message: This is a lively and entertaining book, taking us on a fascinating journey into the myriad possibilities — or should we say probabilities — of the future using this technology. Lots of food for thought Very thought provoking and well considered, Big Data was cleverly structured. It is devoid of all the hype surrounding Big Data. In their translation project, they picked a trillion words, consisting of 95 billion English sentences, albeit of dubious quality, from their Books project as well as from the internet itself and used it as their reference base for translation from one language to another. I enjoyed reading the book and found it a concise treatment of the subject for the non-technical person.

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Google a. Google Flu Trends Let us begin with the information giant Google. As mentioned in the introduction, Google was able apply big data to search terms run through its search engine to track the spread of the H1N1 pandemic in in real time. First, researchers at Google obtained data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC regarding the spread of the seasonal flu between and loc. Next, the researchers took the 50 million most common search terms punched into their search engine, and traced where and when they were punched in during the flu seasons between and loc.

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Knowing sensitive facts about one person, or a dozen, may be trivially useful. But analyze the same facts about million people, and you can cure diseases, win elections, or earn billions of dollars, because unpredictable insights emerge when you turn computers loose on vast storehouses of information. My favorite involves the giant retailer Walmart and the notorious breakfast snack Pop-Tarts. Walmart records every purchase by every customer for future analysis.

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Kigajora A very nice comparison of the olden methods and by comparing them with the modern ones and explaining the transformation. That is to say, what happens when we have data for all of a given variable, rather than just taking a sampling and extrapolating out findings. Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed. Still holds up—but not a lot beyond talking at the high-level what can and has been done with big data. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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