Watch now: The incredible possibilities of Big Data

Every two years, the amount of information in the world doubles. Kenneth Cukier, The Economist’s Data Editor, thinks that with data quantity also comes an increase in data quality. With more data, we are able to extract more information from it. Big data enables us to learn and to process information faster. In 2003, with the computer capabilities at that time, it would take about 10 years to sequence the human genome. In 2013, it took about 2-3 days. Other activities like speech recognition, text translation, and self-driving cars are getting more precise the more data we have. Now, we…

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