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SR Podcast #3: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World

By 2nd February 2016Big Data

“Data that is loved tends to survive” – Kurt Bollacker

Properly managed big data and analytics have the power to shape our world. In this episode, I speak with the science and technology author and journalist Kate Greene about the potential benefits and pitfalls of using Big Data to inform our lives, our institutions and our the wellbeing of our planet.

Kate shares insights from her book, co-written with Nathan Eagle;Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World” and you’ll learn just how far Big Data is set to change the way we live, govern and trade.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What Smart Analysis is
  • Transparency of data for people and organisations is problematic and not a panacea
  • Data literacy is essential for the coming hyperconnected age
  • Why we need a personal cloud
  • Why predictive policing is a good thing
  • Removing human decision-making from Big Data processes will be detrimental

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