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The Secret Ingredient in Computational Creativity | MIT Technology Review

The Secret Ingredient in Computational Creativity | MIT Technology Review | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.
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Should we believe more in Big Data or in magic?

Should we believe more in Big Data or in magic? | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

"...Data analysis is very similar to performing magic. With great skill you can pull things together and create the perception of surprising relationships. Often the magic is getting people to look at one thing, when they should be seeing another. Similarly with statistics, it's often not the correlation that's interesting but what you did to find it..."

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ACM Web Science Conference 2014 (WebSci14)

ACM Web Science Conference 2014 (WebSci14) | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
ACM Web Science 2014 (WebSci14) Conference. Hosted by Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 23-26 June 2014.
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Forget the needle, consider the haystack: Uncovering hidden structures in massive data collections

Forget the needle, consider the haystack: Uncovering hidden structures in massive data collections | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

Princeton University computer scientists have developed a method to leverage big data using a mathematical method to determine the probability of a pattern repeating itself throughout a data subset. The researchers say their method significantly reduces the time required to uncover patterns in large data collections such as social networks, enabling researchers to pinpoint links between seemingly unrelated groups.

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Why New Drugs Are So Expensive | MIT Technology Review

Why New Drugs Are So Expensive | MIT Technology Review | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
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Researchers Draw Romantic Insights From Maps of Facebook Networks

Researchers Draw Romantic Insights From Maps of Facebook Networks | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
Two computer scientists analyzing Facebook data found that spouses and romantic partners in the strongest relationships tend to act as bridges to different parts of a person’s social world.
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For Preventing Disease, Data Are the New Drugs

For Preventing Disease, Data Are the New Drugs | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
A few key data points about Amelia Sloan: She likes to suck her own toes. She wears pink tutus. She doesn’t do interviews with journalists.…
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A Digital Copy of the Universe, Encrypted: *Data-driven discovery* Scientific American

A Digital Copy of the Universe, Encrypted: *Data-driven discovery*  Scientific American | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
As physics prepares for ambitious projects like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the field is seeking new methods of data-driven discovery

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Hadapt: Classifying the SQL-on-Hadoop Solutions

Hadapt: Classifying the SQL-on-Hadoop Solutions | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
Given all of the "SQL-on-Hadoop" initiatives, now is a good time to classify them and study the similarities and differences between these approaches.
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Cycle Computing use case: Amazon's high-performance computing potential

Cycle Computing use case: Amazon's high-performance computing potential | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

Cycle Computing and Schrödinger have broken their own record for running a massive HPC cluster on Amazon Web Services. Last year, the two software companies spun up a 50,000-node Amazon Web Services cluster for a complex computational drug design application.

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The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble

The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

Regardless of what you might think of the ubiquity of the "Big Data" meme, it's clear that the growing size of datasets is changing the way we approach the world around us. This is true in fields from industry to government to media to academia and virtually everywhere in between. Our increasing abilities to gather, process, visualize, and learn from large datasets is helping to push the boundaries of our knowledge.

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OpenStack Operations Guide (free e-book)

OpenStack Operations Guide (free e-book) | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

This book offers hard-earned experience from OpenStack operators who have run OpenStack in production for six months or longer. 

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Genome hacker uncovers largest-ever family tree

Genome hacker uncovers largest-ever family tree | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
Gigantic genealogy linking 13 million people sheds light on how genes influence complex traits.
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Collective Intelligence 2014

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This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together researchers from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence of many types.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

human computation

social computing

crowdsourcing

wisdom of crowds (e.g., prediction markets)

group memory and extended cognition

collective decision making and problem-solving

participatory and deliberative democracy

animal collective behavior

organizational design

public policy design (e.g., regulatory reform)

ethics of collective intelligence (e.g., “digital sweatshops”)

computational models of group search and optimization

emergence and evolution of intelligence

new technologies for making groups smarter

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Quantum Google in a Complex Network

Quantum Google in a Complex Network | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
We investigate the behaviour of the recently proposed Quantum PageRank algorithm, in large complex networks.

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We investigate the behaviour of the recently proposed Quantum PageRank algorithm, in large complex networks. We find that the algorithm is able to univocally reveal the underlying topology of the network and to identify and order the most relevant nodes. Furthermore, it is capable to clearly highlight the structure of secondary hubs and to resolve the degeneracy in importance of the low lying part of the list of rankings. 

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The Curses of Heterogeneity in Big Data

The Curses of Heterogeneity in Big Data | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
“Both theoretical and empirical research may be unnecessarily complicated by failure to recognize the effects of heterogeneity” - Vaupel & Yashin Big Data is daily topic of conversation among data analysts, with much said and written about its...
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Predictive Analytics in the Cloud 2013 - Opportunities, Trends and the Impact of Big Data

Predictive Analytics in the Cloud 2013 - Opportunities, Trends and the Impact of Big Data | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
The intersection of these two technologies is creating new opportunities for value and new ways to exploit Big Data
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Graphics Processors Speed Up Twitter Visualizations | MIT Technology Review

Graphics Processors Speed Up Twitter Visualizations | MIT Technology Review | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
A new database tool dramatically improves processing speeds using technology that’s already in your computer.
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Paypal has rebuilt Netflix's cloud-management system for OpenStack

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix's cloud-management system for OpenStack | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
Paypal is a finalist in the Netflix OSS Cloud Prize contest for a project called Aurora, which is Netflix’s Asgard cloud-management system rebuilt for OpenStack.
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