Description: Today, we’re going to begin our discussion of Big Data. Everything from which videos we click (and how long we watch them) on YouTube to our likes on Facebook say a lot about us – and increasingly more and more sophisticated algorithms are being designed to learn about us from our clicks and not-clicks.
Date: Nov 14, 2018
Today we’re going to focus on some ways Big Data impacts on our lives from what liking Hello Kitty says about us to how Netflix chooses just the right thumbnail to encourage us to watch more content. And Big Data is necessarily a good thing, next week we’re going to discuss some of the problems that rise from collecting all that data. READ REST OF STORY
Questions for discussion:
- How is Big Data affecting your life? Can you give examples of how your privacy is being freely given by yourself to be used in Big Data applications?
- What are the benefits of Big Data?
- What are the risks of Big Data?