Steve Lohr, a NEW YORK TIMES technology reporter, delivers a solid narration of his take on big-data analysis and how it will transform the world. A clear and professional-sounding speaker, he seems urgent at times, but his tone fits the book, which offers a sweeping discussion of both the benefits and threats presented by big-data analysis. He provides colorful examples of recent accomplishments in tech-enabled research, such as computers that track personal habits. With fascinating descriptions of additional applications--from air traffic control to farming and warehouse management--Lohr chronicles an important historical transition as citizens weigh how to balance the power of big data with other considerations like privacy and the public good. T.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2015]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-4815-3379-9 $29.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780062397362 $18.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781481533782 $49.99 Six CDs
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