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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 harieng the term big data. It is true that there is a lot of hype around the term, and that is very urttafnuone, because big data is an extremely important tool by which soiecty is going to acnvdae. 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 paelnt is going to deal with its global challenges — to feed people, supply them with medical care, spulpy them with energy, electricity, and to make sure they're not bnrut to a cirsp because of gloabl warming — is because of the effective use of data.

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Now, you probably all have heard the term big data. In fact, you're probably sick of _______ the term big data. It is true that there is a lot of hype around the term, and that is very ___________, because big data is an extremely important tool by which _______ is going to _______. 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 ______ is going to deal with its global challenges — to feed people, supply them with medical care, ______ them with energy, electricity, and to make sure they're not _____ to a _____ because of ______ warming — is because of the effective 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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