Undoubtedly you’ve heard it all before: “Hadoop is the next big thing, why waste your time with a relational database?” or “Hadoop is really only good for the following things” or “Our NoSQL database scales, other solutions don’t.” Invariably, there are hundreds of additional arguments proffered by big data vendors and technology zealots inhabiting organizations…
It’s time to look at the worth analytics can bring through a broader and more significant lens of improving societal value, and not just shareholder profits.
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?
When mobile operators combine billing, use, location, social networks, much less content accessed there will be little left to the imagination to complete a picture of who you are, where you’ve been, what you’re doing, and where you’re predicted to go next.
Patients, healthcare providers and even society at large will benefit more by quantifying and analyzing inputs, outputs thus gaining a better understanding of our own “system health”.