Big Data has ratings and reviews. Morcan The STREAM TONE by T. Gilling Wikinomics by Don Tapscott Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of internet governance and regulation at the University of Oxford—and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero—believes that.

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But according to the authors of this book, there is treasure to be mined in this trash. In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. It gets annoying some times when even words and sentences are bearing the same essence. Sorry but it’s a waste of time.

He has been advising businesses, governments and international organisations. The book is informative as well as thought provoking, it may even give you an idea or two to start a new venture of your own. Campbell rated it liked it. Also, ironically, by depriving us of choice they would exculpate us from any responsibility.

Apr 17, David Adams rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Of Defense in Vietnam Inwe end up with complete gridlock and a government shutdown. The premise is that previously inaccessible meta data sets can be put to beneficial uses in their imprecise form. Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? Why do companies need so much data?

Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier

Farecast was now crunching nearly billion flight-price records to make its predictions. Ships from and sold by Amazon. To be sure, it was yet another massive computer science problem. Now here come Viktor Mayer-Schoeneberger and Kenneth Cukier with a new book that goes far beyond the headlines about espionage and invasion of privacy to give us an eminently readable, well-organized overview of Big Data’s origins, its characteristics, and its potential for both good and evil.


Pages with related products. All of these points could have been made in a hundred pages I think, and reading just the first half of the book would give a reader the basic ideas intended by the author.

Don’t have a Kindle? Indeed, our increasing ability to ddata and record everything from our vital signs to the health of our systems to our individual genomes promises to inaugurate an age of personalized medicine that will allow doctors to more easily diagnose our ailments and tailor treatments to our individual bodies. A widely recognized authority on big data, he is the author of over a hundred articles mwyer-schonberger eight books, of which the most recent is Delete: But even that’s only a tiny slice of all the data now stored in the world, “estimated to be around 1, exabytes.

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What we have already seen is just the tip of the iceberg. Fittingly, he named the research project Hamlet. Overall then, whilst the book provides an initial text about big data and does include some interesting and useful nuggets, the analysis in general is narrow and weak, and it seems more about championing an emerging ICT market than providing a thorough, critical overview of the nature of big data and its implications and consequences.

Start reading Big Data on your Kindle in under a minute. Some commentators warned of an outbreak on the scale of the Spanish flu that had infected half a billion people and killed tens of millions. Like the CDC, they could tell where the flu had spread, but unlike the CDC they could tell it in near real-time, not a week or two after the fact.

Indeed, for the authors, businesses and governments are only just now waking up to the incredible potential of Big Data. But it can’t tell us what “it” means or why it matters. You are being manipulated, but in ways you can never guess.


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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. That would be a nice topic for another book. The book is well written and represents a fine overview of the present and future of big data.

My own favorites are a couple of applications in the tech industry itself. Ethics of Big Data: Congressional districts, stacking the odds for a Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Lots of food for thought Very thought provoking and well considered, Big Data was cleverly structured. They argue that a data revolution is underway, with the nature of data production and analysis undergoing a paradigm shift in three ways.

The section on accountability seems weak and misguided. Despite the messy input, Google’s service mayer-schonbedger best among all the available translation services. Sampling was important when collecting data was expensive and difficult, but we now we have access by one means or another to all data.

For viktoe authors, a good deal of oversight will be needed in order to ensure mayer-schonberged the potential abuses of big data are curbed. Not so incidentally, Maury’s work also facilitated the laying of the first transatlantic telegraph cable. With his sandy brown hair, mayer-schonbdrger grin, and cherubic good looks, Etzioni hardly seemed like the sort of person who would deny the airline industry millions of dollars of potential revenue.

In the final chapters, the authors give some pointers as to how we can make changes to our laws in future in order to protect ourselves from the ‘dictatorship of data’ and still enjoy its fruits. Retrieved from ” https: Quotes from Big Data: