Big Data A Revolution
When you are generally interested in the topic ‘big data’ or want to get a high-Level overview, we recommend to read this book below. ‘Big data A Revolution’ covers topics of society such as the prediction of Flu’s from Google data. In this example Google is able to much faster provide predictions for Flu spread than the government of the United States that have a two week delay. Google instead can give insights instantly based on their Google query data around the world in general and the United States in particular. Another interesting perspective given in this book is to review a selected number of stories in the light of ‘the data speaks for itself’. It discussed a wide variety of relevant topics including concrete examples in context such as pre-crime. In the example of pre-crime, for instance, although it is generally a matter of ethics, the data has shown that robbery and stealing is less happening. Given this accurate data, the majority is more likely to vote for pre-crime since the data has shown that it is better for the majority of citizen. This is just one example of an interesting topic covered in the book. Similiar topics are throughout the book.
“Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think”
Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Kenneth Cukier
Book review and tips
This book is a perfect book for getting to know the overall possibilities, but also challenges of big data-related topics. Although it might not be fully suited as a complete scientific resource it gives a good overview of the topic.
There is a more comprehensive book review available on this page.
More Information about Big Data A Revolution Book
Please check the following ‘talk at Google’ video presentation from the authors: