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Untangling algorithmic illusions from reality in big data

Kate Crawford argues for caution and care in data-driven decision making.

Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford (@katecrawford) gave a strong talk at last week’s Strata Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. about the limits of big data. She pointed out potential biases in data collection, questioned who may be excluded from it, and hammered home the constant need for context in conclusions. Video of her talk is embedded below: Crawford explored…
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Citizen science, civic media and radiation data hint at what's to come

Citizen science, civic media and radiation data hint at what's to come

The evolution of Safecast is a glimpse into networked accountability.

After a tsunami caused a nuclear disaster in Japan, a radiation detection network starting aggregating and publishing data. The result, Safecast, shows how citizen science and open data are changing our understanding of the world.

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Personal data is the future, but does anybody care?

How to communicate the value of data to people who don't live and breathe it.

Companies that want to move personal data collection into the mainstream must offer utility, serendipity, and self-expression. You either have to be great at one or address all three.

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