Many of us have read article after article pro-claiming the virtues of big data analytics for medical research. However, it seems that there might be too much hype, too little realized benefit to collecting all that data, and some real problems are being overlooked.
Maciej Ceglowski (previously) spoke to a O’Reilly’s Strata Big Data conference about Big Data privacy risks.
Ceglowski also raises a critical point: Big Data has not lived up to its promises, especially in life sciences, where we were promised that deep analysis of data would yield up new science that has spectacularly failed to materialise. What’s more, the factors that confound Big Data in life science are also at play in other domains, including the business domains where so much energy has been expended. ~ Boing Boing
Read more about Maciej Ceglowski’s Haunted by Data.