Big Data and Machine learning can help achieve SDGs

The amount of digital information in the world is growing exponentially, doubling approximately every two years. With the Internet-of-Things, this will move even faster. In 2012, there were less than 9 billion devices connected to the internet. In 2020, some say this number will be more than 50 billion. In 2025, McKinsey expects this number to have increased to 1 trillion. All these devices will be connected, all will be sending data to the cloud. This is mind-boggling. We need to use the power of this data tsunami to improve our understanding of the world we live in. This is why we need Big Data for official statistics. The use of Big Data will be an important part of the data landscape as we move forward in the measurement of…


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