There is a human tendency to unthinkingly and uncritically accept the spurious correlations that big data reveals. Detangling the truth from the spurious demands critical thinking and relentless skepticism.
Sri Viswanath is a master inventor in IBM Big Data & Analytics Open Technologies. He is deeply interested in the renaissance taking place in analytics, building on top of emergence of big data and the development of technology to make it applicable in a wide variety of spaces. Sri joined us
Anybody can be Nostradamus, and I don't mean that in a good way. Just like that medieval French mystic, you or I could easily spend our lives spinning grandiose, alluring and unverifiable visions of the future. If you swirl in just the right amount of symbolic apocalyptic hokum, you can never be
Remember the olden days when journalism meant reporting facts and keeping one's analysis laser-focused on those facts? I sure do. In fact, I once earned a master's degree in journalism. At that time, I thought that my future career might hinge on providing in-depth analysis of fresh data being
Sean Murphy, senior scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, is this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero. This recognition program was created by IBM to acknowledge and highlight big data and analytics industry thought leaders.
How have big data and analytics impacted how
The recent death of folk music legend Pete Seeger brought to mind his beautiful song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" which he co-wrote with Joe Hickerson. Based in part on traditional Russian folk songs, the song's inspirational power derives from the circular simplicity of its imagery. It
Big Data & Analytics Heroes
Kirk BornePhD, Data Scientist, Top Big Data Influencer, Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
Big Data & Analytics Heroes is a recognition program created by IBM to acknowledge and highlight big data and analytics industry thought leaders. This week, our Hero is Kirk Borne, PhD. Kirk is a data scientist, top big data influencer and professor of astrophysics and computational science at
What's in store for big data, analytics and data science in 2014? Big data evangelist James Kobielus walks us through what he sees shaping up in those areas, plus cognitive computing, machine learning, Hadoop, NoSQL and more.
Listen here or read the blog post that spurred this podcast.
Data science can only function as a sustainable business resource if it’s managed professionally. Regardless of how your organization chooses to organize your data scientists, you need a layer of professional management. The core reasons for this are clear:
keep data science initiatives aligned