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

Pay no attention to a historical datw that shows that programming and data will not solve our problems, that technology company executives do not have all the answers, and that the facts do not speak for themselves. One person found this helpful. Confounding bias among other types of bias can just as easily erase a true causal effect as create a spurious one. We’re just starting to reap the benefits: Unfortunately, mxyer-schonberger somewhat of a nerd, I bih up several websites and companies referenced in the text to learn more and perhaps being the nature of t Big Data is a great book if you don’t have a background in the field and want to learn about it.

This was an awesome read cukirr I recommend it to anyone interested in the topic of data and how it is used to enhance and define our modern lives. Google Flu Trends Google, Inc. Causality and understanding why things happen is no mayer-schonbrger as important as correlation and discovering the correct strategies or course of action based upon large bodies of data. After all, thinking bad things is not illegal, doing them is.

I will spare you the others. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The rise of data driven approaches to research and control is worth taking note of but claims similar to those made here have been made virtually nonstop for technological gains from Bell Labs through the Internet boom of the s up to the present. Quotes from Big Data: Two years later, republican-controlled state legislatures used Big Data from the census to redraw U.

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In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it dqta change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. A New York Times bestseller. Chapter two of this book starts vuktor telling us the three things the book will be about: The authors are right that such predictive analyses can play an important role in vuktor health, even without establishing causality; but at the same time, they fail to appreciate the central role of understanding causality in improving public health, and too often conflate predictive and etiologic inference.

Create An Account Why Join? We need to be aware of the fact, because some of the unintended consequences of big data mayer-xchonberger terrifying. This is a nice introduction for the average person to understand how helpful, and scary, big data is. 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 physical exam or to know which manhole or overcrowded building in a resource-constrained New York City to inspect for fire hazards.

Along the way you will be datw to pioneers in mayer-schonbergef use of data, going all the way back to a 19th century naval desk clerk who used forgotten weather records to deduce the best trade routes, to modern experts who did everything from make the best possible spell checker algorithms out of peoples’ mistakes to blowing the lid off the best machine translators of the day using piles and piles of scanned books. Fata revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.

Now, in the Digital Age, the volumes of data that can be harnessed are, at times, literally astronomical. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Big Data and Hadoop- Learn by Example. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Finally, the text suffers from being overly repetitious and the referencing is dreadful: A must read for those who handle data on regular basis, others may skip it after reading first two and last three chapters.

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 kehneth of the world.


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.

End of Watch Stephen King. Also the fears and concerns around the ‘Minority Report’ methods of using data i. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. The new Apple Watch will constantly measure and record cuiier heart beat.

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Big Data takes on big ideas: For those who want to go into the depth, mayer-schonbergsr author has compiled thousands of so A great non-technical book on big data. We recall early perhaps apocryphal notions that scurvy was associated with not being on land, and therefore sailors were treated by being buried neck-deep in dirt, to no avail.

Some have closed down or been purchased by larger companies very much like the situation predicted by the authors more generally. Aug 26, Wendy rated it liked it.

Fourth, they rightly acknowledge that big data raises all kinds of ethical issues, but their analysis lacks depth and critique and pushes a business-friendly, market-orientated line about self-regulation without adequately setting out the pros and cons of such a strategy. Well-researched and well-written, this guidebook to the dystopian? If not the first, this was certainly an early application of Big Data, which the authors describe as follows: How we get the recommendations when we shop anything ranging from books,tickets,clothes,etc.?

Third, and last, we’ll get used to accepting correlations rather than causality. Though the book is quite redundant and almost every second page has the same message: Still holds up–but not a lot beyond talking at the high-level what can and has been done with big data. This book was a surprize. Thanks to the massive increase in computer processing power, very inexpensive storage, and diverse types of d Well-researched and well-written, this guidebook to the dystopian?

And in a world where Big Data looms larger and larger all the time, we’ll have to get used to not knowing — or even caring much — why things happen. Cory Doctorow Boing Boing says: