The Promise and Peril of Big Data
by David Bollier
Publisher: The Aspen Institute 2010
Number of pages: 66
The Promise and Peril of Big Data explores the implications of inferential technologies used to analyze massive amounts of data and the ways in which these techniques can positively affect business, medicine, and government.
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