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Should You Be Wary of Big Data Success Stories?

For every successful “Big Data” case study listed in Harvard Business Review, Fortune or the like, there are many failures. It’s a problem of cherry-picking “success stories”, or assuming that most companies are harvesting extreme insights from Big Data analytics projects, when in fact there is a figurative graveyard of big data failures that we never see.

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Technologies and Analyses in CBS’ Person of Interest

Person of Interest is a broadcast television show on CBS where a “machine” predicts a person most likely to die within 24-48 hours. Then, it’s up to a mercenary and a data scientist to find that person and help them escape their fate. I have taken the liberty of framing some components that could be part of such a project. Can you help discover more?