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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Kenneth Cukier on Big Data

With all the talk about data and information and privacy, I invited Kenneth Cukier -- author of "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think" -- to join me on America Weekend. We had a very interesting discussion about how data is used to predict the spread of a flu outbreak based on Google searches, how you can tell which paint color means a used car is in good shape, and much more. I also asked him for example of the dark side of data.

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