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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Making sense of big data

January 6th, 2015

Episode 84 of 511 episodes

The evolving use of large datasets is prompting intense debates on privacy and security. From medical records through to GPS signals, the ability to collect large amounts of data holds great potential for innovation and productivity. But governments are grappling with the problems of how the data is harvested and how to govern its use. So is big data a big opportunity or big trouble?

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