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Jon Orwant, Research manager, Google

Date Mar 5, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  

Coordinated Science Laboratory, Room B02, Auditorium; 1308 W. Main, Urbana


Free and Open to the Public


Center for Advanced Study


Liesel Wildhagen

Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar Center for Advanced Study

Big Data

For the first time in our history, it's possible to analyze the entire output of our society at once. All the books, all the pictures, all the videos, all the people: each is a corpus of information now amenable to computational processing. In this talk I'll give some examples and talk about the implications of being able to crunch data on the largest possible scales.

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