What are we talking about when we talk about "Big Data?" How do we balance privacy with unlocking the power of personal data? Should companies that have created massive value from data be forced to share with the market? What do we do when everyone's daily tasks are taken over by artificial intelligence?
Today, Chris talks with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, one of the world's leading experts on Big Data and the impact is has on all of us. We define Big Data, discuss what it allows us to do and how it drives the creation (and concentration) of value, and how we might consider regulating it to encourage better, safer, and more thoughtful use.
Chris also relates how he learned about the importance of data, and makes you think again before you click the "Buy Now" button.
A selection of Viktor's work:
Book: Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data
Book: Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age
Article: The Internet is Rotting
Article: How Facebook Can Share its way Out of its Data Problem
Article: Your High School Transcript Can Haunt You Forever
Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Markus Wolf
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