One of the promises of Big Data is that it will allow us to spot trends early. Well, not us, but rather intelligent computers who will then tell us what they find. And if they tell it to us soon enough, we may be able to act on the information more quickly.

On Sept. 12, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a Google Hangout on the topic of data-driven innovation. 

We invited two great data experts who outlined their thoughts on how the explosion of data is transforming the way we live, work and give back.