Bill Joy: There’s Nowhere to Hide from Big Data

Technologist and a futurist, Bill Joy, was one of the first TEDsters to be interviewed for #wethedata. In this clip, he describes statistical analysis using Big Data and the ability to ask bigger questions of it. He says: ’statistics gives you combining power and predictive power; then you can discover a lot of things that weren’t really known before’. A few of Joy’s insightful and humorous examples include the ability to find federal agents by analyzing their health plans or Target’s ability to know more about you than you do, based on your buying patterns. There’s Nowhere to Hide from Big Data but Bill Joy takes us through the rounds. Joy was interviewed by Juliette Powell for #wethedata

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