What is the promise of big data? Computer will be better than humans

Home » Big Data » What is the promise of big data? Computers will be better than humans What is the promise of big data? Computers will be better than humans June 3, 2016 Written by Jamie Davies Print Email Big data as a concept has in fact been around longer than computer technology, which would surprise a number of people. Back in 1944 Wesleyan University Librarian Fremont Rider wrote a paper which estimated American university libraries were doubling in size every sixteen years meaning the Yale Library in 2040 would occupy over 6,000 miles of shelves. This is not big data as most people would know it, but the vast and violent increase in the quantity and variety of information in the Yale library is the same principle. The concept was not known…


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