Big Data has ratings and reviews. Morcan The STREAM TONE by T. Gilling Wikinomics by Don Tapscott Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of internet governance and regulation at the University of Oxford—and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero—believes that.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Trivia About Big Data: The only reason why I did not give this a five-star review is that the beginning starts off a bit slow and then the book hits it’s stride about midway through.

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This book is a mixed bag. It is a fundamental tenet of our society that individual responsibility is tied to individual choice of action.

Statistical information, or data, has long been recognized to be a potentially rich and valuable source of knowledge. I’d heard the term “Big Data”, and knew approximately what it meant.

We need to be aware of the fact, because some of the unintended consequences of big data are terrifying. No other book offers such an accessible and balanced tour of the many benefits and downsides of our continuing infatuation with data. Every minute detail of the way we use different apps are relayed back to the developers to get an vktor of the efficiency of the product.

The more efficient trucking routes have also led to less traffic accidents. Computer Ethics 4th Edition. A good third of the book is bibliography so there’s plenty more to follow up on for those who are curious to know more about big-data. Statisticians have shown that sampling precision improves most dramatically with randomness, not with maywr-schonberger sample size.

But it can’t tell us what “it” means or why it matters. And anyone else who is just plain curious about the future. View all 3 comments.


The person giving the lecture mentioned big data and how sociologists would give their eyeteeth to get their hands on some of it. As an ex-nerd, I’ve been spending less and less time thinking about and working with computers and networks professionally. Along the way you will be introduced to pioneers in the use of data, going all the way back to a 19th century naval desk clerk who used forgotten weather records to deduce the best trade routes, to modern experts who did everything from make the best possible spell checker algorithms out of peoples’ mistakes to blowing the lid off the best machine translators of the day using piles and piles of scanned books.

But even that’s only a tiny slice of all the data now stored in the world, “estimated to be around 1, exabytes. Our every action of regular life creates a sort of data, which ultimately can be used to regulate, observe, predict and prepare a lot of things. Not the least that we now live in what is a total surveillance society.

The section on accountability seems weak and misguided. Keeping the algorithms unchanged, they just fed in three orders of magnitude more data, from 10 million to a billion words. Balancing Risk and Innovation.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Or is this a book about theory? Unfortunately, being somewhat of a nerd, I chased up several websites and companies referenced in the text to learn more and perhaps being the nature of t Bih Data is a great book if you don’t have a background in the field and want to learn about it. The key to avoid them is to aim for randomness in choosing whom to sample.

Drilling down is easier and more informative. They point to a legendary American seaman named Matthew Maury. The premise is that previously inaccessible meta data sets can be put to beneficial uses in their imprecise form.

Fourth, kayer-schonberger rightly acknowledge that big data raises all kinds of ethical issues, but their analysis lacks depth and critique and pushes a business-friendly, market-orientated line about self-regulation without adequately setting out the pros and cons of such a strategy. The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. Indeed, for the authors, businesses and governments are only just now waking up to the incredible potential of Big Data.


The main problem with this book is how it treats the relationship between theory and empirical research. If you can be patient through the first few chapters, you will not be disappointed.

In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. Big data is not about trying to ‘teach’ a computer to ‘think’ like humans. This probably explains the recent drone killings in Yemen of a local group of residents heading for a wedding, killing 12 and injuring We will prevent deadly fires from consuming overcrowded New York tenements by knowing which building to inspect first.

May 26, Coan rated it really liked it Kayer-schonberger The book lacks the practitioner’s viewpoint of The Signal and the Noise: Econ from the London School of Economicsand in the venia docendi on among others information law at the University of Graz.

I don’t buy it for a second. This is achieved without the enumeration of technical details, so that computer layman can read this book, and should! In addition to helping already established businesses, big data is also allowing for new business opportunities that were never possible before.

Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier

And in a world where Big Data looms larger and larger all the time, we’ll have to get used to not knowing — or even caring much — bkg things happen. Go big data, rah!

He subsequently earned law degrees at the University of Salzburg Mag. This moves situations away from traditional sample-based statistics and into much greater depth analyses and descriptions of entire populations or as the authors say:

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