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[转载]Big Data and Data Science(II)

已有 5291 次阅读 2014-3-2 21:48 |系统分类:海外观察|文章来源:转载

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I have written earlier about "Big Data and Data Science" http://blog.sciencenet.cn/home.php?mod=space&uid=1565&do=blog&id=763330 The current issue ofHarvard Magazine (March-April 2014) has an interesting  article entitled “Why big data is a big deal?”. The article can be found at  http://harvardmagazine.com/2014/03/why-big-data-is-a-big-deal According to the article, the “big deal”is not so much the availability of big data but big new ways of analyzing the data and  the numerous exotic and imaginative uses of the data. Well worth reading.

Note added on 3/5/2014: The NYTimes today has another article about the evolution of big data science. since NYT is not available in China, I quote one sentence from the article which summarizes it:

“Everything is in a race to zero,” said Joshua Bloom, chief executive of Wise.io and a professor of astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. “First it’s how much data can you pull out. Then it’s how fast you can get an answer. Eventually the only question will be, ‘Are you getting the answer faster than the other guy?’”




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