The Six Myths of Big Data

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Kate Crawford

Big Data can provide great insights, but does Big Data equal the truth? Over at the New York Times, Quentin Hardy writes that Big Data does not necessarily offer the absolute certainty of math. This notion was brought home recently by Kate Crawford from Microsoft Research with a presentation on the “Six Myths of Big Data.”

Big Data Myths:

  • Big Data is New
  • Big Data Is Objective
  • Big Data Doesn’t Discriminate
  • Big Data Makes Cities Smart
  • Big Data Is Anonymous
  • You Can Opt Out

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