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Speaker

Jon Orwant, Research manager, Google

Date Mar 5, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  
Location

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

Cost

Free and Open to the Public

Sponsor

Center for Advanced Study

Contact

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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