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"From the Ted Talk by Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data"

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Now, you probably all have heard the term big data. In fact, you're probably sick of hearing the term big data. It is true that there is a lot of hype around the term, and that is very unfortunate, because big data is an extremely important tool by which scetioy is going to advance. In the past, we used to look at slmal data and think about what it would mean to try to understand the world, and now we have a lot more of it, more than we ever could before. What we find is that when we have a large body of data, we can fundamentally do things that we couldn't do when we only had saemllr amounts. Big data is intaopmrt, and big data is new, and when you think about it, the only way this planet is going to deal with its global challenges — to feed ppeloe, supply them with medical care, supply them with energy, etcterlciiy, and to make sure they're not burnt to a cisrp because of global wnrimag — is because of the eiffetvce use of data.

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Now, you probably all have heard the term big data. In fact, you're probably sick of hearing the term big data. It is true that there is a lot of hype around the term, and that is very unfortunate, because big data is an extremely important tool by which _______ is going to advance. In the past, we used to look at _____ data and think about what it would mean to try to understand the world, and now we have a lot more of it, more than we ever could before. What we find is that when we have a large body of data, we can fundamentally do things that we couldn't do when we only had _______ amounts. Big data is _________, and big data is new, and when you think about it, the only way this planet is going to deal with its global challenges — to feed ______, supply them with medical care, supply them with energy, ___________, and to make sure they're not burnt to a _____ because of global _______ — is because of the _________ use of data.

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Original Text

Now, you probably all have heard the term big data. In fact, you're probably sick of hearing the term big data. It is true that there is a lot of hype around the term, and that is very unfortunate, because big data is an extremely important tool by which society is going to advance. In the past, we used to look at small data and think about what it would mean to try to understand the world, and now we have a lot more of it, more than we ever could before. What we find is that when we have a large body of data, we can fundamentally do things that we couldn't do when we only had smaller amounts. Big data is important, and big data is new, and when you think about it, the only way this planet is going to deal with its global challenges — to feed people, supply them with medical care, supply them with energy, electricity, and to make sure they're not burnt to a crisp because of global warming — is because of the effective use of data.

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