Tagged: Big Data

A new entity is born: CDaR - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 29, 2013

Have you ever been told the blood test is positive and the disease in question is shocking – Cancer, an STD (but you don’t sleep around!), MS?  Have you every wondered why it is that some drugs get withdrawn years after, and millions of prescriptions after, they were first approved?  Surely, you’ve read a headline … Continue reading → … Read More

Better environmental campaigns from Big Data - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jun 19, 2013

The power to understand ourselves and our communities has taken a quantum leap with ‘Big Data’, computing power, and advances in statistics and software. The first to recognise this power were politicians in the world’s most affluent democracy. Obama’s Big Data Win President Barack Obama’s success during the 2010 re-election campaign – the most expensive in history – is … Read More

A big data approach to learning? - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Oct 29, 2012

Ericsson is promoting a “big data” approach to education with its Future of learning video  and report [PDF]. They have a vested interested in promoting mobile-enabled learning, but there are  interesting concepts in their report.  They highlight how analytics can be used to tailor learning for each pupil (or staff member), drawing on adaptive learning platforms … Read More

Big Data Money Ball? - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Feb 28, 2012

An interesting article on predictive analysis appeared in the New York Times on 16 February. The main focus was on how the US retailer Target was using its information on customers to predict which of them were pregnant, and so send them information on pregnancy and baby-related products. Simultaneously impressive and scary. The article couldn’t find out how … Read More

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