Big Data

The data we produce...

This is a really insightful article on the amount of data we produce while using apps (and websites, and devices, and stuff). 

At 9.24pm (and one second) on the night of Wednesday 18 December 2013, from the second arrondissement of Paris, I wrote “Hello!” to my first ever Tinder match. Since that day I’ve fired up the app 920 times and matched with 870 different people. I recall a few of them very well: the ones who either became lovers, friends or terrible first dates. I’ve forgotten all the others. But Tinder has not.

The Guardian - I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

 

Image: @markheybo on Flickr 

IBM: Big Data, Speech Processing and Machine Translation

For a machine to truly process speech data, it needs cognitive computing – a system with architecture that imitates how the human brain understands information. IBM Watson’s ability to understand natural language is just a first piece to a complex cognitive computing puzzle. But as cognitive computing is applied to Big Data, it will also revolutionize speech recognition and speech translation.

IBM Research: Dimitri Kanevsky Translating Big Data

Kontrollverlust und Big Data

Der Kontrollverlust, so wie ich ihn definiere, ist die generelle Unabsehbarkeit von Informationen, die aus Daten gewonnen werden können. Er schließt ein, dass ich 1. nicht mehr wissen kann, welche Daten erhoben werden, 2. welche Wege sie gehen, bzw. welche Kopien von ihnen angefertigt werden und 3. und wichtigstens, ich nicht wissen kann, wie diese Daten, verknüpft mit anderen Daten, welche Aussagen zulassen.

ctrl+verlust: Gretchenfrage Big Data