We’ve learnt a lot about Big Data this week. As well as more and more universities committing to training the data scientists of tomorrow, we’ve learnt the answers to questions such as: what does a sauce designed by a robot taste like? What do Fight Club and Big Data have in common? And, does a car that drives itself look as ridiculous as it sounds?
See our pick of the week’s findings below.


The Week In Big Data - 26Th May, 2014Exploring Complex Relationships in Data for Scientific Discovery

Big Data influencer Kirk Borne takes us through the capabilities of analytics tools for high-dimensional data, both big and small.

The Week In Big Data - 26Th May, 2014Big Data’s Potential for Abuse

“Is an endless sea of information that can be used for the forces of good or the forces of evil”- big data commentator Jamal Khawaja discusses the dark side of data collection within big companies.


The Week In Big Data - 26Th May, 2014The Unbelievable Machine Company talks with Dataconomy

Dataconomy caught up with Klaas Bollhoefer, whose unbelievable Machine Company help companies find undiscovered secrets in their data.


The Week In Big Data - 26Th May, 2014IBM Branches Out Into Condiments

IBM’s Watson, the powerful cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer, is pushing the boundaries of what a machine can accomplish given the right programming — by creating its first ever barbeque sauce.

The Week In Big Data - 26Th May, 2014Google Using Machine Learning to Boost Efficiency in Data Centres

Not content with owning some of the most efficient data centres on the planet, Google are now using machine learning to gain a greater understanding of their server farms.

The Week In Big Data - 26Th May, 2014Hadoop Market Expected to Grow 25x by 2020

In 2013, the global Hadoop market accounted for approximately $2 billion in revenues and is estimated to increase by $48.2 billion over the next 7 years.

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