“The Big Deal about Big Data” by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Author of Big Data, A Revolution that WIll Transform How We Live, Work and Think
20 June 2013 (Thursday) 4:00pm – 5:30pm KB223, Knowles Building, HKU
BIO: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University, following a decade on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is one of the most respected authorities on what is happening in the big data arena. His book, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age, is considered a seminal work on the ever-presence of data.
Everybody seems to talk about big data – but what does it mean? What really is the big deal about big data? In this talk Viktor Mayer-Schönberger will explain how big data challenges three key ways of how we currently make sense of the world around us, and how the use of big data analysis will reshape the way we live, work, and think. In addition to demonstrating the value of big data, he will also address big data’s dark sides, and the safeguards our society needs to put in place so that big data does not end up not controlling us.