Statistical models that use socio-political data to predict mass atrocities could soon inform governments and NGOs on how and where to take preventative action. The models emerged from one segment of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, a competition run by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and NGO Humanity International.
In this video, the Bipartisan Policy Center, in partnership with Intel, hosts a conversation on the far-reaching implications of the big data “information revolution” for innovation, economic growth, privacy and security in our increasingly connected world.
Big Data continues to touch an increasing number of segments of business and science so it should be no surprise that climate science researchers are now using these technologies to gain insight into anthropogenic sources of climate change.
In a significant coupling of scientific research and big data, NASA and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) are making a large collection of NASA climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud.
The controversial “stop, question and frisk” practices used by the New York City Police Department have been the subject of numerous statistics. A new interactive visualization of all the data related to stop-and-frisk policing in 2012 does a great job of providing additional understanding.
Pivotal has opened its first big data innovation centre in Singapore with a goal is to help customers execute advanced analytics projects.
NASA and its dozens of missions gather hundreds of terabytes of data every hour. Data pour in every day like rushing rivers. Spacecraft monitor everything from our home planet to faraway galaxies, beaming back images and information to Earth. All those digital records need to be stored, indexed and processed so that spacecraft engineers, scientists and […]
The extraordinary deluge of data in the surveillance business is being triggered by a flood of new high-definition (HD) video cameras entering the market.
The U.S. Postal Service’s supercomputing and big data efforts are about to get a substantial upgrade.
Neelie Kroes from the European Commission discusses the huge opportunities of Big Data in the digital era and how Europe can make this a recipe for growth.