Big Data is an excellent primer, and there’s no doubt that its authors are on to something. But what, exactly? Much of the fun comes from watching these two. Big Data,” by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, looks at how surveillance has changed. The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. “Big data” refers to our Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier. Houghton Mifflin.

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For those who are even a bit interested to know about what exactly is big data.

Quotes from Big Data: But even that’s only a tiny slice of all the data now stored in the world, “estimated to be around 1, exabytes. A dta good non-technical analysis of Big Data and how this new wave is transforming not only businesses but also personal lives.

If the average price usually increased, the system would recommend buying the ticket right away at the price shown. Etzioni couldn”t have built the company five or ten years earlier.

There is so much of data being generated in the form of text, photos, and videos.

Worse, no vaccine against the new virus was readily available. Back on terra firma, Etzioni was determined to figure out a way for people to know if a ticket price they see online is a good deal or not.

To begin with, digital devices that record our movements and communications, and digital sensors that record the behavior of inanimate objects and systems have become widespread and are proliferating wildly. mayer-schonerger

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

This was an awesome read and I recommend it to anyone interested in the topic of data and how it is used to enhance and define our modern lives. In covering them, “Big Data” does worse than most. Yet the prices vary wildly, being based on a myriad of factors that are mostly known only by the airlines themselves. Unfortunately, being somewhat of a nerd, I chased up several websites and companies referenced in the text to learn vviktor and perhaps being the nature of the fata despite only being mayer-schonbegger inmany companies have moved on.


Well, if he had run a N-gram search on his own text he would have found a lot of repetition. We live in a society obsessed with causality.

xata That is possible, if not easy, to do. As is usual with predictions, some are mayer-schonbegrer in their accuracy, others we laugh at for the “obvious” errors, but all were brave, and most were fascinating.

Strikingly, Google”s method does not involve distributing mouth swabs or contacting physicians” offices. Public health is only one area where big data is making a big difference.

Thanh Tran in my opinion, just go fast thrown it. I kept coming back to 3 major concerns.

Upholding the virtue of transparency against itself, Farecast even scored the degree of confidence it had in own predictions and presented that information to users too. I guess I expected more data less hype.

It uses explicit and clear examples. He is on the advisory boards of corporations and organizations around the world, including Microsoft and the World Economic Forum.

The person giving the lecture mentioned big data and how sociologists would give their eyeteeth to get their hands on some of it. Every minute detail of the way we use different apps are relayed back to the developers to get an understanding of the efficiency of the product.

That is, it didn”t know any of the variables that go into airline pricing decisions, such as number of seats that remained unsold, seasonality, or whether some sort of magical Saturday-night-stay might reduce the fare.

Aug 23, Bev rated it really liked it. McGregor on equal footing with those experienced medical specialists: 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. Instead, it’s about applying math to huge quantities of data in order to infer probabilities: But again, it was one he could solve.

That said, I’m a quarter way done and have discovered a number of interesting sites and read dozens of support pages to better understand what is being discussed. After reading this book I now have a bleaker view of our “bright” future than I had before, but this, of course, is not a problem of the book or the authors. A widely recognized authority on big data, he is the author of over a hundred articles and eight books, of which the most recent is Delete: View all 3 comments.


Farecast was now crunching nearly billion flight-price records to make its predictions.

No scientist or yb worth their salt believes that data simply speak for themselves free of theory. All in all the mayer-wchonberger is a good introduction to an important and interesting topic. Beside that, follow author on twitter also good with me: But according to the authors of this book, there is treasure to be mined in this trash.

I attended a lecture once on Bourdieu. People might feel sick for days but wait before consulting a doctor. A podcast discussion of the book will be mayer-schonbeger soon. The iPhone already records everything you do, the number of steps you take, where you are at any given time. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

But Etzioni is one of America”s foremost computer scientists.

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Open Preview See a Problem? The rise of data driven approaches to research and control is worth taking note of but claims similar to those made mayer-schnoberger have been made virtually nonstop for technological gains from Bell Labs through the Internet boom of the s up to the present. May 04, Rob Kitchin rated it it was ok.

Third, the book avoids tackling the deep and difficult epistemological questions vikor arise when a paradigm shift occurs. In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and mayer-schlnberger we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.