Big Data - Big Deal?

The age of big data, and the machine learning tools accompanying it, has not left anyone untouched. This technology has shaken our economical and political landscape, impacting everything from our personal lives and how we interact with our environment, to policy decisions of all kind. But what is actually new? How is it actually changing our world? And, more importantly, how much of it is just hype?

In this talk, Rosemary Walmsley, PhD student at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, will provide an accessible introduction to big data and machine learning, and facilitate a discussion of this, aiming to build critical engagement with big data and machine learning.

This is the second of the Green Templeton Outreach Talks, funded by a Green Templeton College Academic Initiatives Grant.