Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Audiobook, by Kenneth Cukier
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Author: Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Narrator: Neil Scott-Barbour Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798200882922

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A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large

Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? And how did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak?

The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. “Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. 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 unearth epiphanies that we never could have seen before. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, health, politics, education, and innovation in the years to come. It also poses fresh threats, from the inevitable end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we haven’t even done yet, based on big data’s ability to predict our future behavior.

In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing.

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  • “Big Data will be the defining text in the discussion for some time to come.”

    - Forbes
  • “No other book offers such an accessible and balanced tour of the many benefits and downsides of our continuing infatuation with data.”

    - Wall Street Journal
  • “Brilliant…an elegant and readable primer.”

    - New Scientist
  • “A fascinating—and sometimes alarming—survey of big data’s growing effect on just about everything: business, government, science and medicine, privacy, and even on the way we think.”

    - New York Times
  • “An optimistic and practical look at the Big Data revolution—just the thing to get your head around the big changes already underway and the bigger changes to come.”

    - Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author
  • “The book teems with great insights on the new ways of harnessing information and offers a convincing vision of the future. It is essential reading for anyone who uses—or is affected by—big data.”

    - Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics


  • Finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year

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