Big Data: big potential
Imagine being able to gain information instantly about whether a development project is reaching its intended recipients, or where the next cholera outbreak might be, or track the fluctuating wealth of every district in Cote d’Ivoire. These are some of the possibilities of Big Data analysis, where data of increasing volume, velocity and variety is mined for the unprecedented patterns and insights it may yield.
Watch this extended video of Robert Kirkpatrick from the UN's Global Pulse programme describing the potential uses of Big Data for development and humanitarian work.
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