Big Data: The Future of Creating Knowledge

May 14, 2015 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: Knowledge.

In 2008, Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson wrote “The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete,” chartering a revolution in how businesses are run and how humans create knowledge.

Today, just seven years later, Big Data is an ultra-hyped business and IT buzzword; the Internet of Thing is accelerating data creation; and Artificial Intelligence, including Machine Learning and Deep Learning, is back in fashion.

Are we now at the start of the most radical transformation of thoughts and knowledge in history, but this time with computers, not humans, leading the way?

The experts speak.

Francesco Mari, SAP: “Causal explanations of chance events are inevitably wrong.” (Daniel Kahneman)

Vishal Dhanuka, Hortonworks: “Given enough data, everything is statistically significant.” (Douglas Merrill)

Jay Thoden van Velzen, SAP: “Imagine a box with 500 million knobs, 1,000 light bulbs, and 10 million images to train it with. That’s what a typical Deep Learning system is.” (Yann LeCun)

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