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Spotlight: Who benefits from big data in healthcare?

You'll find an interesting piece on how healthcare data may be used against patients as much as for them in a post in  TechRepublic. 

A bridge too far: Big data ethics

The latest to stand up and speak for both was none other that Doug Cutting, founder of Hadoop, at the Strata Conference in Barcelona. But the rules are few, penalties nonexistent and the temptation far too great for talk to make much of a difference.

muUniverse automates executive decision-making

muUniverse seeks to answer problems in cluster formation rather than in isolation and then map possible decisions based on decision-making patterns found inside and outside the organization. At what point do CEOs become redundant and unnecessary too? I guess we'll soon see.

The machine-human link and the future we build

The question is, why aren't more people analyzing the probable impact of AI on humankind and working on policies and plans to both maximize the benefits of AI and automation while minimizing the negative effects?

CNBC and Kensho partner on analytics for investors

Expect faster and far more reliable reporting as analytics are more widely deployed in the financial journalism sector. But if you are an investor you can also expect the sudden onset of vertigo as counter-intuitive information rises and investor lore and your favorite investment models get unceremoniously smashed. 

Big data may kill higher education as we know it

The days of expecting all students in a classroom to memorize and regurgitate the same information on the same tests are numbered. In the not so distant future, real-world project results will be the prime scoring mechanism instead. 

Spotlight: Using big data to understand drivers of upward mobility to improve public policy

Nadarajan "Raj" Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics at  Harvard   University  uses big data to reveal what is driving upward mobility and contributing significantly to the realization of the American dream in various areas of this country and the world.

Using big data to compete with the collaborative economy

Enterprises using big data only to improve their operations or marketing efforts are not leveraging data to maximum effect. 

New big data management platform aims to stop energy theft

Delta just announced its new Intelligent Distribution Analytics Platform designed to warn electric, gas, and water utilities of critical issues in real-time.

'Experience design' the latest fashion in big data trends

"Experience design" is a product or service design that focuses on and caters to the user experience. Consider it the natural course of personalization.