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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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Chapter 5 discusses the move in industry and government to collect data on viktoor including health-related topics ; chapter 6 discusses the value of such data. This probably explains the recent drone killings in Yemen of a local group of residents heading for a wedding, killing 12 and injuring In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world’s most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.

That is to say, what happens when we have data for all of a given variable, rather than just taking a sampling and extrapolating out findings.

Overall then, whilst the book provides an initial text about big data and does include some interesting and useful nuggets, the analysis in general is narrow and weak, and it seems more about championing an emerging ICT market than providing a thorough, critical overview of the nature of big data and its implications and consequences.

My fascination, in no small part, comes from my belief that the big data approaches made possible by machine learning and distributed processing are a key component of where we are headed as a society.

Of course, this is wrong: For example, I know that I used ‘a lot of’ twice now three times. The book posed questions about choices consumers make -relating to colours and preferences that didn’t appeal to me that much. Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? The idea that information revealed through tweets is free from bias is simply risible: But I am doing this just to give you an idea how annoying this redundancy can be!


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

The first half of the book was great but it really took effort to get through the second half. Unlike other ‘topical’ dafa, it does give some debate on the downsides of the focus topic and predictions on how these may be overcome in the future. Big data will change the world. This book has been sitting in my Amyer-schonberger queue since publishing in Return to Book Page. Indeed, for the authors, businesses and governments are only just now waking up to the incredible potential of Big Data.

He is on the advisory boards of corporations and organizations around the world, including Microsoft and the World Economic Forum.

For example, the business prodigy Oren Etzioni used big data to set up a business called Farecast that predicts the cost of airfare tickets. In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. Viktor Mayer-Schoeneberger and Kenneth Cukier come to the task of writing this book with unbeatable credentials. Visit our Help Pages.

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That would be a nice topic for another book. Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed.

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. This is a lively and entertaining book, taking us on a fascinating journey into the myriad possibilities – or should we say probabilities – of the future using this technology.

Jul 09, Mal Warwick rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

This book on ‘Big Data’ elaborates on that principle by showing how ‘gems of insight’ emerge when you let computers crunch vast stores of information using its algorithmic power. Statistics is essentially a way of learning things about large populations by giving you an insight into how confidently you can make extrapolations from small samples of that larger population. The author perhaps over promises the impact of Big Data and underestimates the associated privacy issues.


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. There is quite a bit of repetition in the book.

Society has begun to reckon the change that big data will bring.

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Second, we’ll come to accept the inevitable messiness in huge stores of data and learn not to insist on cukierr in reporting. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Big data – the explosion of information that digitization has sparked – is changing our world in ways we are just starting to appreciate.

The book is clearly targeted at a non-academic audience, but nevertheless a grounded discussion of vikktor philosophy of data and science in the era of big data is merited when such grandiose claims are being made. 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.

Pay no attention to the fact that the bulk of examples provided are well understood examples of large technology firms, data intensive supply chain dominant firms Wal-Martand internet start-ups. 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.

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Pretty repetitive and I think I, as someone who works at a big data organization, am probably not the intended target audience, but a good starter book on big data nonetheless.

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