Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Kenneth Cukier . Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier’s book aims to provide an initial survey and analysis .. This is a fascinating exploration of the topic of what happens when the sample size of a given field of study reaches the point where n =all. Big Data. A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier. Hardback. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. Amazon Exclusive: Q&A with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger Q. What on big data research in China, Knowledge and Information Systems, v n
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See all Product description. Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier show us the surprising ways that enormous, complex and messy collections of data can be used to predict everything from shopping patterns to flu outbreaks’ — Clay Shirky, author of Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody. Now, in the Digital Age, the volumes of data that can be harnessed are, at times, literally astronomical.
With the rise of the digital age, though, these limitations are quickly being eroded. All in all the book is a good introduction to an important and interesting topic.
That might work in an ideal democracy, but I think when we have arrived at this point, “democracy” is only a word used in history books. Big Data is a great book if you don’t have a background in the field and want to learn about it. Whether a larger but messier data set is preferable to a smaller but less messy data set is a substantive question on which we believe epidemiologists should take a consequentialist view 5: Aug 26, Wendy rated it liked it.
Interesting information and research about digital world and problems of digital data. No trivia or quizzes yet. Our every action of regular life creates a sort of data, which ultimately can be used to regulate, observe, predict and prepare a lot of things. The authors are from Oxford and “The Economist” magazine and appear to be experts, even though they claim in the book that experts will decline in importance in the big data sector. For permissions, please e-mail: See our Returns Policy.
The section on accountability seems weak and misguided. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. How Algorithms Came to Rule Our Worldit gently sidesteps the close but oh so uncomfortable issue of technological unemployment.
The author has put myriad of examples which helps you easily understand the concept.
neeil They also understand double-edged swords. We’re just starting to reap the benefits: On the flip side, the authors, in their attempt to explain different aspects of Big Data, tend to get too repetitive. To put it more simply, the hype levels are way over the top. Big Data points authoritatively and says Look Here.
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Unfortunately, the author doesn’t provide a lot of guidance in terms of courses of study for big-data but Mr. Of course, this is wrong: It is essential reading for anyone who uses – or is affected by – big data’ ‘Big Data is a must-read for anyone who wants to stay ahead of one of the key trends defining the future of business’ An excellent primer Fascinating Raises profound questions. The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Ageis considered a seminal work on the ever-presence of data.
An even more worrying scenario is the propensity in future, based on Big Data analysis, to condemn someone for having a high probability of committing a crime or offence even before the offence is committed.
It is essential reading for anyone who uses – or is affected by – big data’ ‘Big Data is a must-read for anyone who wants to stay ahead of one of the key trends defining the future of business’ An excellent primer Fascinating Raises profound questions Book Description Edward Snowdon exposed Big Data.
Good Book for Beginners. In particular, I liked the examples used, plain language and thoughts on where the field is going.
By processing large volumes of data, we are now able to save money on airline tickets, predict flu outbreaks, enable health insurance firms to provide coverage without a The first time I came across the idea of quantity transforming into quality was when I read Friedrich Engels’ ‘Dialectics of Nature’ a long while ago.
Aug 23, Bev rated it really liked it. Indeed, for the authors, businesses and governments are only just now waking up to the incredible potential of Big Data. Open Preview See a Problem? Unlike other ‘topical’ books, it does give some debate on the downsides of the focus topic and predictions on how these may be overcome in the future.
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When we think of Big Data, we, or at least most of us, think of computers. However, not everything is hunky-dory with this technology. The third is the growing respect for correlations rather than a continuing quest for elusive causality.
In a radio interview in SeptemberCukier described the current big data revolution as an agent of change similar to the Gutenberg press and the Printing Revolution. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The National Security Agency, long one of the pioneers in this burgeoning but little-appreciated field, has been teaching us — or, rather, Snowden, The Guardian, and the Washington Post have been teaching us — about the power that Shocked by the NSA revelations?
If you want to understand this increasingly important aspect of contemporary life, I suggest you read Big Data.