Category: Big Data Facets

Category: Big Data Facets

Big Data & Your Vote: Did Trump Change Your Mind?
Image February 12, 2017 Big Data Facets,Big Data Players,Reporting Colette Grail

Two summers before the 2016 US Presidential election, I was sitting around a bonfire in the wilds of Kenya, lingering in the peace that comes from spending the day amongst the extraordinary wildlife of safari (that’s ordinary for Africa). An intimate gathering of around 15 guests from all continents, the conversation was friendly and centered

Big Data, Bird Flocks and Figuring Out World Hunger
Image September 18, 2016 Big Data Facets Colette Grail

Do you notice the flocks of birds that pass overhead? I love watching the graceful flow of the flying inhabitants of the beach: pelicans, sandpipers, seagulls, cranes. Some are ‘regulars’ – seen day after day. Some come and go. Last week I watched an array of over 20 stork-like creatures I’ve not seen before fly

Why Haven’t We Cured Cancer?
Image June 13, 2016 Big Data Facets,Ideas Colette Grail

Why We Haven’t Cured Cancer My mother died of breast cancer in 1989. She was 44. Ironically, she was considered a “survivor” because she lived for five years after diagnosis.   She was a teacher and during those five years, she never missed a day of school. She saved the summers in between for chemo, two

It’s YOUR Fault!! Big Data Takes the Blame
Image April 4, 2016 Big Data Facets Colette Grail

It’s your fault. No it’s the other person’s fault. It’s the guy who cut you off in traffic. It’s “customer service.” It’s the government. It’s the weather. It’s global warming. It’s the way things go.   A tree falls in the forest. A roof falls in. A business fails. A stock market crashes. A disease

World Bank Using UAVs for Disaster Risk Reduction in Tanzania
Image December 1, 2015 Big Data Facets Colette Grail

Data capture. This reblog has a fantastic video explaining the extreme detail of massive data collection. Low cost for high Return On Investment. This data set can be infused in a Data Lake to find signal in the noise such as relief for traffic and relief for flooding. The Data Lake can be tapped for

What R U Looking At? Augmented Reality
Image November 30, 2015 Big Data Facets Colette Grail

Augmented Reality (AR) is already sliding into daily life, but what is AR and what potential does it have in context with Big Data?

The Elephant(s) In the Room – Just How Many Are There?
Image November 6, 2015 Big Data Facets Colette Grail

Counting Elephants – Using Big Data to Solve Big Problems, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 One … two … three … four hundred … five hundred thousand …. How many elephants can you count before it’s too many (or too much)? Counting is one of the first skills learned as a child.  Before addition and subtraction, the numerical

How Twitter Feels The Earth Move
Image November 3, 2015 Big Data Facets,Big Data Players Colette Grail

Reblog of Twitter post on how the US Geological Survey teamed up with Twitter to provide better fidelity and timeliness into earthquake data.

Got Data? The Oracle (Google) Serves It Up
Image September 30, 2015 Big Data Facets,Visualization Colette Grail

Google’s public data has a vast and visual world of data waiting for you to explore – free of charge. Bring Big Data to the People.

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