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Avoiding Big Errors with Big Data


by Angela Guess Nassim Taleb of Wired reports, “We’re more fooled by noise than ever before, and it’s because of a nasty phenomenon called ‘big data.’ With big data, researchers have brought cherry-picking to an industrial level. Modernity provides too many variables, but too little data per variable. So the spurious relationships grow much, much…

Big Data Can’t Entirely Replace Human Judgment


by Angela Guess Michael Schrage of Fortune recently discussed the limits of Big Data. He writes, “Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Three statisticians go rabbit hunting. They spot a rabbit. The first statistician shoots. He misses the rabbit’s head by a foot. The second statistician fires; misses the rabbit’s tail by a foot.…

The Actual Value of Big Data


by Angela Guess Susan Feinberg of ComputerWorld recently argued that discussions about Big Data should really be about Big Value Data, “data that’s truly mission-critical to the enterprise — rather than merely Big Data, the vast majority of which, according to a recent post by Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio, a provider of data management software.,…