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Keeping the Pulse of the Planet: Using Big Data to Monitor Our Environment | TriplePundit

Keeping the Pulse of the Planet: Using Big Data to Monitor Our Environment | TriplePundit | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it

What could be more important than keeping the pulse of the planet as a whole?

 

There is an opportunity for us to use this same insatiable desire to collect data for another good: environmental monitoring. Similar devices, equipped with environmental monitoring sensors such as temperature, carbon, or chemicals in the air or water can give us unprecedented information about a location’s, region’s or the planet’s overall health. In the event of an environmental disaster like a major spill, nuclear accident or volcanic eruption, we could have an instant characterization of short- and long-term impacts of that disaster on its surroundings. What could be more important than keeping the pulse of the planet as a whole? We may be able to derive more health benefits from such data than from personal monitoring. If you live in downtown Beijing, knowing about the quality of the air you breathe and the water you drink may help more with making health choices than any amount of monitored exercise. ...


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8 big trends in big data analytics

8 big trends in big data analytics | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game.
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Big Data & Natural Language Processing

Big Data & Natural Language Processing | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
 
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the branch of computer science focused on developing systems that allow computers to communicate with people using every…
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Cognitive computing leads to the next level of big data queries

Cognitive computing leads to the next level of big data queries | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Cognitive computing analyzes how the brain works and approximates human intelligence. Find out how businesses might benefit from this new frontier in data analytics.

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By Mary Shacklett. #BigData and #cognitive computing

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But as analytics progresses, there will also be new needs to more closely approximate human intelligence and how the brain works. In technology lingo, this is referred to as cognitive computing.

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A startup wants to build a trading platform for sensor data

A startup wants to build a trading platform for sensor data | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
A startup out of Las Vegas is trying to capitalize on a very difficult, and potentially very lucrative, opportunity within the internet of things. The company, called Terbine, wants to become a data broker for the world of connected devices by building a platform where companies can buy, sell and share the data their sensors are collecting. Terbine is still very…
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Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science” | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Google announced on Tuesday that it is funding a project, called Automatic Statistician, that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science.”
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Genome Canada - Sharing Big Data for Health Care Innovation: Advancing the Objectives of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

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The team that created Kafka is leaving LinkedIn to build a company [real time data processing] around it

The team that created Kafka is leaving LinkedIn to build a company [real time data processing] around it | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
A trio of LinkedIn engineers, led by Jay Kreps, is taking the Apache Kafka technology they helped create commercial. Their new company, called Confluent, wants to enable real-time data processing in all sorts of companies, and is backed by Benchmark, LinkedIn and Data Collective.
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Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data 10/30/2014

Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data 10/30/2014 | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
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Platfora 4.0 First to Enable Business Users and Data Scientists to Visually Interact With Petabyte-Scale Data in Seconds

Platfora 4.0 First to Enable Business Users and Data Scientists to Visually Interact With Petabyte-Scale Data in Seconds | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Strata + Hadoop Conference -- Platfora, the #1 native big data analytics platform for Hadoop, today introduced Platfora 4.0 with advanced visualizations, geo-analytics capabilities and collaboration features ...
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Positivism and Big Data - by Stephen Downes

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Big-Data Scientists Face Ethical Challenges After Facebook Study

Big-Data Scientists Face Ethical Challenges After Facebook Study | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
A new world of research is dawning six months after an uproar over an experiment in which the social-media company and academic researchers were accused of manipulating users.
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The 6 Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Big Data Economy

The 6 Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Big Data Economy | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Big data is moving on. We’re moving past the stage where it’s something only trailblazers and early adopters are on board with, towards a time when if you aren’t analyzing data to help you make better business decisions, you’re in danger of being left behind.
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Big Data - What I've Learned The Most

Big Data - What I've Learned The Most | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
1.1 - Introduction In the last few years, we’ve produced more data than in all of human history. It’s set to become one of the greatest sources of power in the 21st century. Some people describe bi...
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Mesosphere read all of the machines inside a data center as one giant computer

Mesosphere read all of the machines inside a data center as one giant computer | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Mesosphere has been making a name for itself in the the world of data centers and cloud computing since 2013 with its distributed-system smarts and various introductions of open-source technologies, each designed to tackle the challenges of running tons of workloads across multiple machines. On Monday, the startup plans to announce that its much-anticipated data…
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Next-Gen Social Analytics Are Transforming Digital Marketing

Next-Gen Social Analytics Are Transforming Digital Marketing | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
It wasn’t so long ago that social media analytics meant looking at one-off engagements—fans, followers, likes—and using this info to make major campaign decisions. That was the first generation of social marketing. Today, we’re entering the third generation, and the landscape has never looked more exciting.
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8 tips for data analytics success from Data Strategy Symposium

8 tips for data analytics success from Data Strategy Symposium | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
This year’s Data Strategy Symposium speaker line-up offered a diverse range of business insight, advice and expertise around data and analytics. Here, we share 8 key pieces of advice we took away from the event that could prove invaluable to your organisation’s future.
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Big Data analytics in the cloud: The Enterprise wants it now

Big Data analytics in the cloud: The Enterprise wants it now | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
The journey to cloud computing, and to its adoption in the enterprise, has been a rather manic-depressive one. When the first public cloud platforms became available, many thought the model would immediately gain favor in the Enterprise world. But it didn’t. The Platform as a Service (PaaS) model seemed especially enticing, because it freed developers…
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City slicker: Data are slowly changing the way cities operate

City slicker: Data are slowly changing the way cities operate | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
WAITING for a bus on a drizzly winter morning is miserable. But for London commuters Citymapper, an app, makes it a little more bearable. Users enter their...
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Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan

Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
At its big data event, IBM lays out an end-to-end cloud and analytics strategy, with a vision for the future that makes sense for developers and big enterprise customers
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Why doctors must understand Big Data | Government Health IT

Why doctors must understand Big Data | Government Health IT | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Robert Wachter, MD, has plenty to say about Big Data and the asssociated realities of quality, safety and, perhaps most important, physician responsibility.  Being provocative and innovative is what Wachter – widely read at his blog, Wachter's World, and followed on Twitter (@Bob_Wachter) – is good at.
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The 'Chinese Google' Is Making Big Bucks Using AI to Target Ads | WIRED

The 'Chinese Google' Is Making Big Bucks Using AI to Target Ads | WIRED | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Deep learning can do many things. Tapping the power of hundreds or even thousands of computers, this new breed of artificial intelligence can help Facebook recognize people, words, and objects that appear in digital photos. It can help Google understand what you’re saying when you bark commands into an Android phone. And it can help…
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How Big Data - and Critical Thinking - Lead to Business Value

How Big Data - and Critical Thinking - Lead to Business Value | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
There is irony behind a discussion of the business value and metrics related to big data analytics, since a lot of people in the business world still don’t understand much about big data, including those who think they have a handle on it. Business analysts, IT, Marketing, Business Intelligence, Data Scientists, Upper Management -- each of these roles can have a meaningful stake in big data analytics -- and it’s likely that each role has a different idea about the impact it can have. Topic: Big Data.
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