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Host: HTLGI London 2021
Date: 19th September 2021
Debates & Talks
Topic: Dreams, Delusions and Data
Speakers: Kenneth Cukier, Roger Highfield, Noortje Marres. Luke Robert Mason hosts.
Back in the early 2000s, Silicon Valley promoted Big Data as the means to revolutionise not only marketing and business, but the scientific method itself. Theories were no longer necessary or desirable, instead big data would drive change and understanding. Physics and biology were to be transformed. Yet the claimed scientific breakthroughs do not appear to have materialised. And instead of being neutral and value free many argue big data embeds the prejudices of those writing the code.