Every Daimler Trucks North America truck sold over the last two years has been equipped with a sensor that sends information about the truck to the company's call center if it detects an abnormality, said Dieter Haban, chief information officer of Daimler Trucks North America, during a panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
I sat in on an interesting session Wednesday morning at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium being held in Cambridge, Mass., involving four MIT professors sharing their work and insights on the frontier between humans and machines.
Last week UC Berkeley held a daylong workshop on "Big Data: Values and Governance." It was yet one more example of how discussions pertaining to big data use and related privacy issues are increasingly being held publicly rather than behind closed doors. And this is as it should be.
Apparently President Obama's call for a review of privacy issues was not just sound byte fodder for cable news as the effort is underway on several fronts. On March 3, the White House and MIT will cohost a day long workshop to address and explore the issues.
Looking to develop your big data skills or improve upon them--but not so happy about the idea of pursuing another degree? Then you may be happy to hear that MIT is offering an online big data course for tech pros. It runs from March 4 to April 1 and costs $495.
The greater the amount of personal data that becomes available, the more informative the data gets.
"Proper use of big data goes beyond collecting and analyzing large quantities of data; it also requires understanding how and when to use the data in making crucial decisions," ISACA said.
My bride stopped asking what I write about more than 10 years ago, somewhere between the early days of VoIP and electronic bill presentment. I think she was trying valiantly to separate the very boring daytime me from whatever it was she envisioned me to be otherwise when my laptop snapped shut at the end of the workday. Bless her soul.
Anyone questioning the difference between big data analytics and run-of-the-mill business intelligence software or wanting to experience the wow-factor of big data need only to watch the recent TED Talk called "The Birth of a Word" from Deb Roy, director of the Cognitive Machines Group at the MIT Media Lab.
With a goal of cutting the cost of solar energy production by 75 percent over the next seven years, the Department of Energy has announced that it will give $7 million to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Yale University and the University of Texas in Austin.