Terry Melanson (June 4th, 2013)
• Can the US and Europe grow faster and create jobs?
• Jobs, entitlement and debt
• How big data is changing almost everything
• Nationalism and populism
• US foreign policy
• Africa’s challenges
• Cyber warfare and the proliferation of asymmetric threats
• Major trends in medical research
• Online education: promise and impacts
• Politics of the European Union
• Developments in the Middle East
• Current affairs
The need to analyse “Big Data” has been a goal for quite some time. Storage of large data sets, on all of us, and the machines we use daily, has increased at astounding rates. The technology is getting better at making sense of it through cloud computing, advanced algorithms and commercially viable quantum computers. NASA and Google has begun testing, for example, the breakthrough products of the D-Wave.
Here’s a video explaining what D-Wave has achieved, much to the astonishment of computer scientists the world over. Breakthrough, in this instance, is an understatement.
Applied to the field of Big Data and the capabilities of analysing and acting on the results, it is a game changer in every sense.