'Datafied' Nature: How Mobile Apps Track Climate Change
Commonwealth Club - SF Club Office
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier share the future of the big data revolution.What does a car's paint color reveal about its roadworthiness? How did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak? One key to answering questions like these is big data. "Big data" refers to our ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw conclusions from it. Two leading experts in the field reveal what big data is, how it may change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.