Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor

Big data: a revolution that will transform how we live, work and think Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor - United Kingdom John Murray 2013 - 242 p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-226) and index.

We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit?In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.


9781848547902


Social science
Big data - Social aspects
Internet - Social aspects
Electronic information resources - Social aspects
Technological innovations - Social aspects
Social change

005.74015 / M2B4

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