big data

I Signed Up To Live Forever As An AI, And You Can Too

Achievement Unlocked: Immortality, thanks to a new project out of MIT that will let you live forever inside of a computer.


Warmest 100 Won't Go Ahead This Year After Triple J Clamps Down On Social Vote Sharing

The Triple J Hottest 100 is an institution. On Australia Day, most young Aussies gets together with some beers and a barbecue to listen to the 100 best songs of the last 12 months counted down on their radios. That institution was spoofed last year when some clever programmers realised they could predict the countdown based on everyone’s social sharing, and managed to nail a high percentage of the tracks, including the number one position. Triple J cracked it at the programmers, and cracked down on social sharing to the point that the Warmest 100 is impossible this year. Nick Drewe of the Warmest 100 talks to Gizmodo about the cool-down.


This Fun Visualisation Shows You What People Are Googling In Real Time

Ever wanted to know what people are looking for on Google right now? This visualisation should help you out.


Giz Explains: What Is Big Data?

The human race produces 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day — far too much to crunch using conventional desktop applications. Mining this mountain of data for nuggets usable information is one of the biggest challenges facing modern society. But a new generation of analytic tools are helping us control the phenomenon that’s becoming commonly known as Big Data.


Want A Good IT Job? Master Big Data

Maximising your earning potential in IT means developing the right skills. “Big data” — identifying trends from the masses of data that are created by everything we do online — remains a highly in-demand area, with Gartner suggesting that demand for those roles will far outstrip supply over the next few years.


The Problem With Big Data Is That Nobody Understands It

The concept of Big Data — the practice of acquiring, analysing and interpreting ridiculously huge data sets — is something much of the technology and business world is extremely excited about. But excited is about as far as it goes because, currently, there just aren’t enough practitioners to make it work.