Big Data: Finding Meaning in a Sea of Information

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Every time we send an email, buy a gift on Amazon or swipe our rewards card at the supermarket, we're adding to the sea of information that exists on our habits. Companies are already using this data to predict behavior -- and even outcomes -- in business, health care and education. Can we now predict the outbreak of viruses before they happen? And how can we protect our privacy, or have a say in what happens to our information? We talk with tech experts on what big data means for our future.


Kenneth Cukier, data editor for The Economist and co-author of "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think"

Monica Rogati, former senior data scientist at LinkedIn

Steve Lohr, senior writer and technology reporter for The New York Times