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Waldo Conti-Bosso's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:39 PM

I believe that, science will not resolve every problem we have in the world, but without science, will be much more dificult.

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The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Python Overtakes R for Data Science and Machine Learning

Python Overtakes R for Data Science and Machine Learning | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
This article summarizes a trend in programming languages usage, based on a number of proxy metrics. This change started to be more pronounced in early 2017: Py…
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Introduction to metadata

Introduction to metadata | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Metadata is organised information that describes, locates or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve information. Metadata is all around us, it started as catal…
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Data scientists have the potential to help save the world

Data scientists have the potential to help save the world | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
With an untold number of crises emerging every year, big data is becoming increasingly important for helping aid organisations respond quickly to chaotic and evolving situations.
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Fuel of the future: Data is giving rise to a new economy | The Economist

Fuel of the future: Data is giving rise to a new economy | The Economist | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
AN OIL refinery is an industrial cathedral, a place of power, drama and dark recesses: ornate cracking towers its gothic pinnacles, flaring gas its stained glass, the stench of hydrocarbons its heady incense.
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BIG DATA, LA SCIENCE DES DONNÉES

BIG DATA, LA SCIENCE DES DONNÉES | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Alors que le méga et le téra sont devenus familiers, les plus grands data center sont aux échelles du zetta ou du yottaoctet. Derrière le terme populaire de Big Data, il y aussi de nombreux enjeux scientifiques. Jim Gray, décrit le Big Data comme une « nouvelle vision du monde, un nouveau paradigme pour les sciences ». Comment ces capacités de traitement et de stockage des données massives ont-elles changé la vie des laboratoires ?
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Scout | The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

Scout | The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Scout is a community exploring the social implications of technology through reporting, science fiction, and foresight
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This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.
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Read the Confidential David Brock Memo Outlining Plans to Attack Trump

Read the Confidential David Brock Memo Outlining Plans to Attack Trump | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The Washington Free Beacon attended the retreat and obtained David Brock's private and confidential memorandum from the meeting.
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The Magic of Big Data - Kubrick

The Magic of Big Data - Kubrick | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
When you think of Walt Disney and Disney World, Big Data does not exactly spring to mind. What you possibly would think of is magic, fun and imagination. At the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the company... Read More
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Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech

Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
"I met with Eric Schmidt tonight,"  John Podesta, the longtime Hillary Clinton adviser, told campaign manager-in-waiting Robby Mook in April 2014, more than a year before Clinton announced her candidacy for president. The e-mail, stolen by Russian hackers and published by Wikileaks, details the billionaire Alphabet chairman's interest in backing Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential run: "He's ready t
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And, by the way, Clinton and Schmidt foundation exchange their CEO! http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/01/18/ex-clinton-foundation-ceo-to-head-eric-schmidt.html

 

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Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House

Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The secret weapon of the Trump campaign: his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who created a stealth data machine that leveraged social media and ran like a Silicon Valley startup. The inside story of the biggest upset in modern political history.
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"Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, helped design the Clinton campaign's technology system"

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No, Big Data Didn't Win the U.S. Election

No, Big Data Didn't Win the U.S. Election | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Don't believe the hype that a U.K. company deserves credit for Donald Trump's victory.
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Facebook gave special counsel Robert Mueller data on Russian ads, report says

Facebook gave special counsel Robert Mueller data on Russian ads, report says | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
An internal Facebook investigation has found it is "likely" Russian operatives spent $100,000 on ads with "divisive messages."
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Zuckerberg World President – Monday Note

Zuckerberg World President – Monday Note | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Facebook is now a supranational company. It spans the globe with about 2 billion subscribers, its 2016 revenue reached $27.6B — 54% more than in 2015; it’s immensely profitable (37% of revenue) and…
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How to Integrate Data and Analytics into Every Part of Your Organization

How to Integrate Data and Analytics into Every Part of Your Organization | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Start with a clear understanding of what you hope to accomplish.
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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, August 5, 5:47 PM

Many conversations about data and analytics (D&A) start by focusing on technology. Having the right tools is critically important, but too often executives overlook or underestimate the significance of the people and organizational components required to build a successful D&A function.

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Which AWS Compute service do I need? - Cloud Academy Blog

Which AWS Compute service do I need? - Cloud Academy Blog | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Which AWS Compute service do I need? We’ll explore the range of compute services available for AWS to help you choose the one that’s right for you.
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16 Free and Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools - DZone Big Data

16 Free and Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools - DZone Big Data | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Take a look at some great free and open-source business intelligence tools, including the ELK stack, Helical Insight, BIRT, Jasperreports server, and BIRT.
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Toward Accountability – Data & Society

Toward Accountability – Data & Society | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
It’s easy to assume that, when we — data practitioners — commit to using data well, we are committing to using data for social good. But, if we want to do data responsibly, we need to challenge some…
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Open data? OK! But what about reflexive and human readable descriptors in order to reduce biases?

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Top 10 Facebook Groups for Big Data, Data Science, and Machine Learning

Top 10 Facebook Groups for Big Data, Data Science, and Machine Learning | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Le monde et le pantalon de Mark Zuckerberg.

Nous y voilà. Pas tout à fait certes mais jamais nous n'en fûmes si près. Mark Zuckerberg en campagne pour devenir le prochain président des Etats-Unis. Pour gagner du temps, voilà déjà l'affiche officielle du Facebook Digital Labor Party
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The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory?
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Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

Psychometrics and the (counter)revolution in marketing that is helping bring fascism (or whatever, BTW) to power around the world

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Memo: Google’s Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign

Memo: Google’s Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is working directly with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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Calling Bullshit in the age of big data (Syllabus with excellent links)

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Luciano Giustini's curator insight, February 3, 2:26 PM
Excellent article and course (for those interested!):
Lectures:
Introduction to bullshit
Spotting bullshit
The natural ecology of bullshit
Causality
Statistical traps
Visualization
Big data
Publication bias
Predatory publishing and scientific misconduct
The ethics of calling bullshit.
Fake news
Refuting bullshit