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Do data analytics require new privacy laws?

In an Aug. 21 column in Wired, consultant Theo Priestley suggested that, while “Big Data” can be used to improve services and infrastructure, organizations often end up using data platforms to hoover up personal information for ads or marketing (…  …

NSA funding North Carolina State University lab studying data analytics

North Carolina State University just secured a $60.75 million grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) to build a massive campus lab for the study of data analytics. The Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) is expected to create 100 jobs in the…  …

When can crowdsourcing compete with supercomputers?

Human Brains as Supercomputers (via slashdot) Data analytics are valuable because of their ability to filter huge volumes of data, pick out the bits that are relevant to a specific question, and set those aside for analysis. The process may be valuable, but can also be expensive. It’s also potentially……

Crowdsourcing as the new Supercomputer

Data analytics are valuable because of their ability to filter huge volumes of data, pick out the bits that are relevant to a specific question, and set those aside for analysis. The process may be valuable, but can also be expensive. It’s also potentially…  …

Supercomputers and analytics: Figuring out the human brain

The brain remains one of humanity’s enduring mysteries, despite centuries’ worth of research into its innermost workings. It will take a lot of very sophisticated tools, paired with some cutting-edge data analytics, to finally figure out how neurons firing in a certain order results in thought……

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