robertr
4 years ago1,000+ Views
This is a really cool look at how important the rise of big data has been and will be for our lives. Basically, its ok to have messier data if you have a lot more of it. The coolest example is google searches correctly and quickly predicting flu outbreaks (even before the CDC). They did this even though many searches for sore throat may not relate to the flu, there were so many searches that mistakes didn't matter.
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Very interesting, I think a lot of people miss the fact that inaccuracy is ok when you have a ton of data.
4 years ago·Reply
People should be less concerned about perfection and more about aggregates and averages.
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