Posts Tagged ‘big‘

MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things | Wired.com

Link: MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things | Wired.com Millions of years of biological development have given humans the ability to process information using all of our senses, but the last 30 years of technology advances have focused everything through our

Mapping the Future with Big Data | WFS

Link: Mapping the Future with Big Data | WFS It is, in many ways, a snapshot of the way that statistical data from databases, user data from multiple participants, and social network data from the public will change the nature of rapid decision making in

Marketing: Less guff, more puff | The Economist 4*read

Link: Marketing: Less guff, more puff | The Economist 4*read Brands want deeper and more profitable relationships with consumers in exchange for the trust they hope to inspire. Marketers are stretching their notions of what brands stand for and smudging the distinction between advertising and

How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece)

Link: How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece) According to Reeves and Soule, Beeminder is the only platform that combines the advantages of quantified self-tracking with a commitment contract, a compelling and self-binding form of digital declaration in which users risk

The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece

Link: The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece There is so much more data out there that you can afford to tailor it to the individual,” says Patrick Wolfe, a statistician who studies social networks at University College, London. “Statistically, strength comes

Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT

Link: Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT If the last century was marked by the ability to observe the interactions of physical matter—think of technologies like x-ray and radar—this century, he says, is going to be defined by the

Why big data needs human insight (via SmartPlanet)

Link: Why big data needs human insight (via SmartPlanet) “A problem well defined is a problem well solved,” Berlow said. He was referring to the idea that computers can calculate equations with a huge number of variables, but without humans to define the parameters, there’s