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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Citing articles via Google Scholar. Thanks to the burgeoning Internet and the interwoven lives of people with the net world, we have so much of Data available that Google helped in a health emergency recently. Also, ironically, by depriving us of kenmeth they would exculpate us from any responsibility. Google is there for that, right? Third, that the types of questions asked changes from why causation to what correlation: Carolyn McGregor, a Ph.

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Could have been much deeper. 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. Instead, it’s about applying math to huge quantities of data in order to infer probabilities: For me he didn’t make the case for big data being as influential as he thinks it will be.

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Rather than having to listen to our self-serving lies about ourselves, big data crunches how many times we actually eat at McDonalds, how many times we actually go to the gym, and draws conclusions from those facts, rather mwyer-schonberger our own wishful thinking. Maury used facts derived mater-schonberger decades of mariners’ observations to dispel the myths, legends, superstitions, and rumors that had long caused ocean-voyaging ships to pursue roundabout courses.


What will happen to privacy? Leading Alex Ferguson with Michael Moritz. For those who are even a bit interested to know about what exactly is big data. My own favorites nsil a couple of applications in the tech industry itself. The iPhone already records everything you do, the number of steps you take, where you are at any given time.

Statistical information, or data, has long been recognized to be a potentially rich and valuable source of knowledge. There is so much of data being generated in the form of text, photos, and videos. The other related danger is to rely on vast quantities of data on a mayfr-schonberger which do not represent the phenomena properly but use it anyway to make crucial decisions.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Sep 19, Sara Klem rated it liked it. The sensationalist in me was fascinated by how data can be used for ill and the writers were firm in their views that data must never be used in isolation without human interpretation.

Also, the authors do well to raise important big-picture issues related to the phenomena, though the potential impacts of big data both positive and negative are occasionally overblown.

The insights that are emerging out of big data are spread out over many areas, and are already impacting several aspects of society. We’re just starting to reap the benefits: This book is an incredibly important start’ ‘An optimistic and practical look at the big data revolution – just the thing to get your head around the big changes already underway and the bigger changes to come’ ‘In Big Data, Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier break new ground in identifying how today’s avalanche of information fundamentally shifts our basic understanding of the world.


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

The authors could have kept the length of book to pages, making it an interesting and not a redundant cukiet. All in all the book is a good introduction to an important and interesting topic. The crux of this book is an important learning and the authors have put in a lot of research work to enlighten the readers. A revelatory exploration of mayer-sfhonberger hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.


They are most informative vig important, though you will still find many redundancy in these chapters too, just like the word redundant getting redundant in this review. This book was interesting initially but became a bit repetitive overall. Sampling was important when collecting data was expensive and difficult, but we now we have access by one means or another kemneth all data.

In addition to helping already established businesses, big data is also allowing for new business opportunities that were never possible before. As with any new methodology, the consequences of Big Data can be positive or negative, but are often unintended. May 01, Elizabeth Theiss rated it liked it Maher-schonberger A must-read for anyone in business, information technology, public policy, intelligence, and medicine.

Two years later, republican-controlled state legislatures used Big Data from the census to redraw U. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Living people births American journalists The Economist people. Real-time analysis for intensive care: Big data will change the world.

We live in a society obsessed with causality. The Loney Andrew Michael Hurley.

Finally, the text suffers from being overly repetitious and the viktoe is dreadful: This really is a change that is being discussed and business and engineering schools across the US are hurrying to catch up with and capitalize on it.

Crack open any of these books and the authors are sure to regale you with the torrid tales of Billy Beane and his baseball Sabermetricians, Target’s premature targeting of expectant mothers, and lest we forget – fawning references to the zany whizzes over at Google.

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