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Cancer, Data and the Fallacy of the $1000 Genome - Forbes

Cancer, Data and the Fallacy of the $1000 Genome - Forbes | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Article based on  a talk given by Mark Boguski of Harvard Medical School at a recent healthcare conference in Boston.  Article is by Jim Golden a practising LIfe Science data scientist and worth reading. 

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Big ethics for big data - O'Reilly Radar

Big ethics for big data - O'Reilly Radar | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Good discussion on the ethics of applying BigData techniques by Howard Wen at O`Reilly Radar. Big data itself, like all technology, is ethically neutral. The use of big data, however, is not. While the ethics involved are abstract concepts, they can have very real-world implications. The goal is to develop better ways and means to engage in intentional ethical inquiry to inform and align our actions with our values. Learn more...

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Big Data, 30,000 Scientists and a Startup : Elliott's Thoughts

Big Data, 30,000 Scientists and a Startup : Elliott's Thoughts | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Kaggle is coming close to reaching it’s first birthday and with their innovative approach for statistical/analytical crowdsourcing. With over 30,000 data scientists in their community companies from all over the globe can take their big data problems to Kaggle and receive some interesting results.

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Data Science Summit Videos | Greenplum

Data Science Summit Videos | Greenplum | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

A number of videos from the 2012 Data Science Summit via Greenplum that are worth watching. (useful selection from 2011 as well). The Data Science Summit brings together thought leaders from academia, the social enterprise, start-ups, and the public sector to help attendees explore and define their path forward in  our emergeing big data-driven world. Through data mining, statistics, advanced analytics and innovative visualizations, data scientists are drawing insights from the abundance of structured and unstructured data. Learn more.

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Dinosaurs made extinct by Big Data:

Dinosaurs made extinct by Big Data: | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

 Nice article on comparing big data  with MoneyBall movie which ends with the excellent summation: This is ultimately going to be the story of Big Data: A big data set well analyzed beats a hunch every time.. learn more.

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Microsoft Windows Azure, Ubuntu and the Big Data Connection | DevOpsANGLE

Microsoft Windows Azure, Ubuntu and the Big Data Connection | DevOpsANGLE | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Good article on development with Windows Azure and Canonical's Ubuntu linux and how they relate to big data processing applications.  Learn more...

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Big data is a big deal for development | CIDP | Canadian International Development Platform

Big data is a big deal for development | CIDP | Canadian International Development Platform | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

A recent (short) essay by Aniket Bhusan Senior Researcher at NSI and CIDP explains why  “Big Data” is such a big deal for development was just published by USAID as part of their Frontiers in Development book. the book is free from the link on this page. Worth Reading. Learn more...

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Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history

What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.


Via Complexity Digest, Frédéric Amblard
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Trends in Big Data requirements

Trends in Big Data requirements | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Martin Gale's blog has a good post on big data.  While recognizing at this early stage on the Big Data journey there are several explict use cases. Martin identifies five common business themes. They are as follows:

 

1.Augmenting a partial view of an entity or process.

2.Understanding people better.

3.Improving management information.

4.Increasing confidence in decision making. 5.Supporting partnership and value creation.

 

The rest of the blog post is worth reading. Learn more...

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Open Data Protocol moves to OASIS for standardization - SDTimes.com

Open Data Protocol moves to OASIS for standardization - SDTimes.com | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
SDTimes.comOpen Data Protocol moves to OASIS for standardizationSDTimes.comBy David Rubinstein May 25, 2012 — A new OASIS committee to advance the Open Data Protocol as a standard has been proposed by a number of leading high-tech companies,...
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Livery's Sir Tim Berners-Lee backs UK open data institute | THE ...

Web creator backs UK open data institute. Early releases of data have produced programs that monitor tube train travel. 22 May 2012 Last updated at 13:17. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18161759. The creator of the ...
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CEOs, CIOs Favor Big Data Over Social Software - Wall Street Journal (blog)

CEOs, CIOs Favor Big Data Over Social Software - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
CEOs, CIOs Favor Big Data Over Social SoftwareWall Street Journal (blog)With hype over Facebook's IPO sparkling and fading, senior executives say Big Data is a greater priority than social software for their businesses, according to a new study...
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Big data and cloud computing | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld

InfoWorld's David Linthicum's May 18 Cloud Computing column has a good collection of links to various articles on cloud computing and large scale data processing analysis. Worth reading the linked articles. Learn more...

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Big Data Myths…BUSTED. | Innovation

Big Data Myths…BUSTED. | Innovation | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

 I like articles that let the air out of hype balloons. A surprisingly balanced one from SAP blogs  on many of the assumptions, misunderstandings, and confusion surrounding the concept of BigData.

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Open Data for Development Camp 2012 | *iHub_

Open Data for Development Camp 2012 | *iHub_ | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The Open Data for Development Camp is part of The Kenya Open Data Pre-Incubator Program. This is a six-month experiment to help accelerate the ability for the public to make sense of data and to galvanize engagement around critical public issues. This event will take place from Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Strathmore University. It promises a combination of Keynote Speakers, Workshops, Best Practices, Speed Geeking, Hack Space, Networking, Exchange of knowledge and needs, Sharing Data Sets, Co-Creation, Open Data Visualizations, and Inspiration.

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NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer Gets A Little More Oomph - MarketWatch (press release)

NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer Gets A Little More Oomph - MarketWatch (press release) | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer Gets A Little More OomphMarketWatch (press release)Pleiades is critical for the modeling, simulation and analysis of a diverse set of agency projects in aeronautics research, Earth and space sciences and the ...and more »...
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Flash Drives Replace Disks At Amazon, Facebook, Dropbox

Flash Drives Replace Disks At Amazon, Facebook, Dropbox | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The unsexy part of big data to most news folks is where the data actually gets stored. Good article at Wired on increasing use of solid state drives (SSD) to replace traditional disk drives. SSD's are currently more expensive and have some other limitations but they offer speed and versatility over traditional disk drives and as a result are starting to get adopted into the big name data centers. Interesting article - learn more...

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Opening up the voluntary sector: using data to drive innovation

Opening up the voluntary sector: using data to drive innovation | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

 Interesting article by Charlotte Beckett on use of Open Data in the voluntary sector to drive innovation and and improve service delivery, fundraising and campaigning. Comments are worth reading too. Learn more.

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HHS harnesses the power of health data to improve health

HHS harnesses the power of health data to improve health | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the Institute of Medicine (IoM) and other members of the Health Data Consortium, are co-hosting the third annual "Datapalooza" focusing on innovative applications and services that harness the power of open data from HHS and other sources to help improve health and health care. Learn more...

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Spatial Analysis

Spatial Analysis | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Totally awesome blog by James Chesire and co  at UCL CASA on spatial analysis and geo data visualization. Worth reading and learning from. Learn more...

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20 Professional Examples of Data Visualization

20 Professional Examples of Data Visualization | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The purpose of data visualization is to send information to its users in a clear and effective way with the help of graphics. Since any data has to be functional as well as beautifully presented at the same time, you need to do justice to both of these elements. Creating an extremely beautiful visual representation that lacks purpose doesn’t help. Both form and functionality have to be targeted. Those, who look at data visualization from the viewpoint of computer science, find it related to different fields like modeling techniques, information visualization, methods and architectures of interaction, volume, algorithm, and technique visualization and multi-resolution methods. Here are a number of websites to be explored with some great work in this area.

 

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The Big Bang Meets Big Data at CERN | Inside-BigData.com

The Big Bang Meets Big Data at CERN | Inside-BigData.com | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Since some of us live near CERN - we know a lot of people involved and articles such as this are always of interest. Nick Heath from Tech Republic writes that researchers at the Cern LHC nuclear physics lab aren't just searching for the origins of the universe – they're also working on the future of big data.  Read more to learn why...

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Talend Announces New Big Data Integration Solutions - MarketWatch (press release)

Talend Announces New Big Data Integration Solutions - MarketWatch (press release) | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
Talend Announces New Big Data Integration SolutionsMarketWatch (press release)As the preeminent provider of open source big data integration solutions, Talend is certified to support a broad range of Greenplum products, including Greenplum Database,...
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Robotic fish developed to detect pollutants - E & T Magazine

Robotic fish developed to detect pollutants - E & T Magazine | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

20 years back when I was working in a robot lab - we used to talk about autonomous water based robots for apps such as pollution detection and marine ecological mapping. 20 years later intelligent robotic fish that are capable of working together to detect and identify pollution in ports and other aquatic areas have been developed adn are being tested. Awesome article from the institution of Engineering and Technology. Learn more...

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GTC 2012 Keynote (Part 1): Introduction video and welcome with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Watch the rest of the GTC 2012 Keynote here: http://bit.ly/gtc2012keynote GTC 2012 Keynote (Part 1) - Introduction video and welcome with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun...
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