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SXSW Interactive 2016

Use Data, or Be Data

The world’s data is growing exponentially. Jobs in data science are multiplying faster than we can fill them. Employees in unrelated fields say that working with data is rapidly becoming an essential professional skill. Companies big and small know that data analysis is a basic requirement for doing business. Now data is driving more and more automated business decisions, from real-time variable pricing to personalized product recommendations. Are we ready for this shift? Should schools teach data science to children? If you’re not using data, are you becoming another data point?

In this talk, we’ll explore the social and economic consequences of our changing data landscape.

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  1. What are the ethical boundaries of a society that runs on data?
  2. Should schools teach data science to children?
  3. What's more important — open data or data privacy?



Trina Chiasson, CEO & Co-founder, InfoActive

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  • Tags: data, privacy
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Level: Intermediate
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