Our Trust in Big Data Shows We Don’t Trust Ourselves

Is data the modern oracle, the oil that will power the next industrial revolution—or just another round of business hype? Of course it’s true that there is more of the stuff, more information in forms that computers can collect and process, than ever in human history. Even trying to quantify it is a fool’s errand, when yesterday’s “biggest dataset in the world” becomes today’s portable hard drive. But there is more to it than size. After years of talking to people who use big data in fields from dating apps to finding the Higgs Boson, I managed to reverse-engineer my analysis into a handy acronym—DATA. Sign up Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. D is for dimensions, or diverse, or different datasets.…


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