Big data for human development

Big Data Analytics launches with BioMed Central today Buzzword Big data is one of the buzzwords in technological and business domains, particularly popularized because of smartphone culture. Companies mostly use it to provide personalized services, recommendations, and advertisements that are most relevant to an individual client’s needs and interests. In our observation, big data also has immense potential that has yet to be tapped for human development and aid. We were particularly interested in identifying different human development areas that could benefit from big data analytics. We highlighted four such major areas: humanitarian emergencies, poverty and hunger alleviation, healthcare, and education. Utilizing big data We conducted an extensive survey of the existing literature, government initiatives, and efforts from various non-governmental and other organizations to see the current state of the…


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