Viktor Mayer Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier: The Big Data Revolution
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford University; Co-author, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, The Economist; Co-author, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and ThinkMoira Gunn, Host, "Tech Nation," NPR - Moderator
What does a car's paint color reveal about its roadworthiness? How did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak? One key to answering questions like these is big data. “Big data” refers to our ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw conclusions from it. Two leading experts in the field reveal what big data is, how it may change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.
Location: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 book signingCost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID) Also know: In association with the club's Science & Technology Member-Led Forum.