Tag Archives: Big Data

Will AI “Change the World” Or Simply Boost Profits?

The hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its cousins Big Data and Machine Learning is ubiquitous, and largely unexamined. AI is going to change the world by freeing humankind from most of its labors, etc. etc. etc. Let’s start by asking: … Continue reading

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How Far Down the Big Data/’Psychographic Microtargeting’ Rabbit Hole Do You Want to Go?

Maybe you’ve seen a notice like this when you log into your Facebook account: did you read it carefully? Please read the one I received: Protecting Your Information We understand the importance of keeping your data safe, because we sell it … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots of Big Data, Soaring Corporate Profits and Trade Wars

Let’s connect the dots between these two comments from longtime correspondents: the first is on the model of collecting and selling data (Big Data), and the second on trade: GFB: “If I had a lot of money, would I want to … Continue reading

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Should Facebook and Google Pay Users When They Sell Data Collected from Users?

It’s not exactly news that Facebook, Google and other “free” services reap billions of dollars in profits by selling data mined/collected from their millions of users. As we know, If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product … Continue reading

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