Podcast: The Big Data Revolution

In this podcast from the Leonard Lopate Show, Author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger explores how Big Data will affect the economy, science, and society at large.

Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think shows how this emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form, and uses our increasing computing power to reach epiphanies that we never could have seen before.

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