Big data is a big buzzword. It’s popped up across nearly every industry—from healthcare to government—and, it’s predicted to only get bigger. In fact, some say that by 2020, big data will be used to reinvent, digitalize, or eliminate 80% of business processes and products from a decade earlier.
In the midst of this big data revolution, let’s take the time to ask: is big data better data? A TEDTalk by Kenneth Cukier, The Economist’s data editor, poses a response.