It’s harvest season on America’s farms, the time of year when farmers reap the rewards of their tireless work during the spring and summer. The food from this harvest will end up on tables across the country, but just as important as full bellies are the economic rewards from U.S.
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.
Technology is always a mixed blessing. We can all think of ways in which new technologies have been used for destructive purposes or had unintended consequences. Yet we also know that without technology we would live much shorter and more constrained lives than we now enjoy.
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.