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Can Big Data Distract?

Guest author Dan Gillick, a Research Scientist at Google, explores the pros and cons of relying on “Big” Data, asking if the availability of massive datasets is a help or hindrance to a data scientist’s ultimate research goal.

UC Berkeley School of Information announces first online Master of Information and Data Science degree

Berkeley, Calif., July 17, 2013 — Responding to the national shortage of data scientists, the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information (I School) today announced the launch of …