“It is the most vibrant thing happening in the world today”
Kenneth Cukier, Senior Editor of the Economist is obviously excited about data. And why shouldn't he be? Data is everywhere and has the potential to deliver great things. It is an amazing tool, but it needs to be used with caution.
This fantastic Ted Radio Hour podcast explores how data is used to understand our universe, sequence the human genome, look at epidemics in-depth, understand the spread of disease and, if we're not careful, how it could be manipulated and do us harm.