[telecom] The New World of Massive Data Mining

The New World of Massive Data Mining The Diane Rehm Show


April 2, 2012

Every time you go on the Internet, make a phone call, send an email, pass a traffic camera or pay a bill, you create data, electronic information. In all, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day. This massive pile of information from all sources is called "Big Data." It gets stored somewhere, and everyday the pile gets bigger. Government and industry are finding new ways to analyze it. Last week the administration announced an initiative to aid the development of Big Data computing. A panel of experts join guest host Tom Gjelten to discuss the opportunities - for business, science, medicine, education, and security - but also the privacy concerns.


John Villasenor, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and professor of electrical engineering at UCLA.

Michael Leiter, senior counselor, Palantir Technologies, former director, National Counterterrorism Center.

Dr. Suzanne Iacono, co-chair, Big Data Senior Steering Group and senior science adviser, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation.

Daphne Koller, professor, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


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