Over at The Register, Dan Olds writes that Big Data is powering amazing fortune-telling capabilities for sports at the Prediction Machine. “My pal Rich Brueckner and I had a chance to interview PredictionMachine.com founder Paul Bessire as part of our Radio Free HPC podcast a few weeks ago. In the programme, Paul discusses the genesis of the Predictalator and how he turned his master’s degree in quantitative analysis into a full-time business. Along the way, we talk about what’s involved in analysing sports and how they arrived at their winning formula. It’s interesting listening for anyone who has ever been curious about applying scientific methodology to sports.
In this video, Steve Forbes hosts Sir Andrew Witty from GlaxoSmithKline in a discussion on how data and data sharing is having a profound impact on people’s health around the world. Traditionally, big pharma kept their data and results under lock and key. Now, with a global population impatient to find answers and cures, the industry is working together to affect change.
In this video from TEDxAmsterdamED 2013, Jelte de Jong discusses his foundation that seeks to solve educational problems using learning analytics and Big Data. Excellence is driven by the quality of thousands of micro decisions that teachers make every day. Today, educators pride themselves on ‘fact-based’ decisions. In reality these ‘facts’ (e.g. test results) obstruct balanced, intuitive decision-making.
With a new NSF grant, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will develop a prototype Data Exacell, a next-gen system for storing, handling and analyzing vast amounts of data.