What’s the point of all that data, anyway? It’s to make decisions.
This anecdote suggests a way of understanding the era of “big data”—terabytes of information from sensors or social networks, new computer architectures, and clever software. But even supercharged data needs a job to do, and that job is always about a decision. In this business report, MIT Technology Review explores a big question: how are data and the analytical tools to manipulate it changing decision making today?
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