"Nothing is as practical as a really good theory." That's what one of my college professors once told us, and I've always believed it.
Newton, Einstein and the other giants of science didn't have big data. But they had big thoughts—and just enough samples of the right kinds of data—to show that
In the cloud, crowdsourcing means tapping into all of the expertise that's in the ecosystem. This world's problems are too large for any one person to have all the answers. Likewise, the challenges confronting humanity are growing too complex, dynamic and multifaceted for any one algorithm,
Year-end predictions are like yule logs: everyone wants to throw their own on the communal fire to see if it makes a joyous crackle. Even if it's only for one's own edification, it's good to collect your thoughts on what might trend, what might end and what the main disruptors will be in the fast-
Hilary Mason is the "chief scientist emeritus" at Bitly, co-founder of HackNY, and an adviser to Accel Partners. She is also a curious data scientist, which is one factor that has led to her being one of the most influential people in her field. She talked with us about what it takes to be a top