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Big Data
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
Kenneth Cukier
Classification : Business, Management & Economics
Pub Date : Feb 28, 2013
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 352
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781848547902
Price : 499

About the book

 

Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why.

We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit?In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.

 


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Viktor Mayer-Schonberger is the co-author (with Kenneth Cukier) of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. Published in 2013, the book has been tr...(+)

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