Tag Archives: Big Data

The selfish economics of Big Data

Big Data’s ability to make increasingly accurate predictions will change the economics of industries based on amortizing risk across a population.

Three big data conversations

I’m in Prague this week for WebExpo. Being largely detached from the constant interruptions of a North American timezone has given me a chance to think about big data from a somewhat more detached perspective. I’ve got three things I want to spend some time writing about in the coming weeks, and probably touching on at StrataRead more

Followup on Big Data and Civil Rights

Big Data and Civil Rights struck a nerve. Here are some follow-up thoughts.

Big Data is our generation’s civil rights issue, and we don’t know it

Because it can be used in unintended ways, Big Data is the civil rights issue of our generation. But unlike coarse discrimination such as Redlining, today’s prejudice is surgical, tailored, and as a result hard to regulate.

Private data in public ways

Last night, I attended a fascinating series of presentations on data visualization as part of London’s Big Data Week. Put on by a number of tech evangelists and companies around the world, it’s part of a global series of talks and hackathons focusing on data-driven innovation. In the final session, Dr. James Cheshire talked aboutRead more

Avinash Kaushik channels Donald Rumsfeld on Big Data

A rare sighting of the inspiring Avinash Kaushik, from the Strata 2012 Santa Clara keynote.