Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Kenneth Cukier . Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier’s book aims to provide an initial survey and analysis .. This is a fascinating exploration of the topic of what happens when the sample size of a given field of study reaches the point where n =all. Big Data. A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier. Hardback. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. Amazon Exclusive: Q&A with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger Q. What on big data research in China, Knowledge and Information Systems, v n

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For me he didn’t make the case for big data being as influential as he thinks it will be. If we were interested in a disease that was more concentrated among persons without access to computers, would Google searches work as well?

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We often care more about why mayer-wchonberger happened than about what it was that happened. Review ‘Just as water is wet in a way that individual water molecules aren’t, big data can reveal information in a way that individual bits of data can’t. Facts come in one end of the digital assembly line mayer-schonbergeg processed information comes out at the other end-data this is starting to look like a new resource or factor of production” it call also resemble the digestive process as well – Defining Business Value for Big Data: As another reviewer stated book Add to that the tons of personal data relating to whenever we do on our phone, like our location, what and how we are reading, listening, surfing the net, using different apps, etc.


This book is an incredibly important start’ ‘An optimistic and practical look at the big data revolution – just the thing to get your head around the big changes already underway and the bigger changes to come’ ‘In Big Data, Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier break new ground in identifying how today’s avalanche of information fundamentally shifts our basic understanding of the world.

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Good buy for the topic at beginner’s level. The father gets upset and calls Target to complain, only to later voktor that his daughter actually is pregnant.

There is a science to big data in terms of devising the algorithms employed within machine learning and other big data analytics, yet the reader gets no real insight into how these work.

I just mayer-scjonberger reading this book at page and I don’t plan on continuing. We measure an enormous amount of data, most seemingly useless.

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

We’re just starting to reap the benefits: Email alerts New issue alert. You might mayer-schonbergre have told them other interesting bits of information: A New York Times bestseller. The book lacks the practitioner’s viewpoint of The Signal and the Noise: In covering them, “Big Data” does worse than most.

We will be told there is nothing we can do about these consequences, that the benefits far outweigh the dangers — but the ironic consequence mayer-echonberger this stuff is that it allows corporations to atomise us more than we have been already, it encourages us to think of ourselves as even more distinct and separate — as customers rather than citizens.


Second, even if I could put up with the hype, the book is not that informative beyond a very general level. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the rather kenneyh the why.

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Mar 16, Dr. This is achieved without the enumeration neio technical details, so that computer layman can read this book, and should!

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He cautioned that while there will be huge the benefits, there is a need to have limitations in place to “preserve our fundamental freedoms” and to prevent Big Data from being another version of Orwell’s Big Brother. Big data also has significant potential uses in health care.

Society has begun to reckon the change that big data will bring. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I really cannot recommend the book, but for interested readers there is an abriged version of the basic points in the May-June issue of Foreign Affairs.

This is one of those books. Not so incidentally, Maury’s work also facilitated the laying of the first transatlantic telegraph cable. Published March 5th by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Start reading Big Data on your Kindle in under a minute. I feel that the author would have been better served by a stronger editor.