‘Big Data’ is a phrase that gets thrown around like a Frisbee nowadays. Working in a hospital as a data analyst I get to use the phrase quite a lot without anyone actually asking what I mean by it. But what’s it all about and why should you and I and everyone else in the world care about the potential of all that information?
Though I fancy myself as something of a wordsmith, I’m not sure I could do a better job of explaining it than Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry, whose brilliant BBC Four documentary on the subject I watched this afternoon (Yes, I really am that cool).
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