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SXSW 2017

Soylent Data

Current technologies that digitize our lives will influence our behaviors in ways that are yet unforeseen. Phone derived location data is constantly beamed outward.

That data can paint startlingly accurate portraits of our lives. Replayed over a map and it can transport you to previous moments in time.

Through practical data experiments and scenarios this session will showcase how predictive algorithms - focused on three simple dimension of location data: time, latitude, and longitude - will increasingly forecast the behavioral patterns of our future. If we are made aware of our own predicted behaviors, how will this change our decision making?

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  1. How much can a location reveal about a person?
  2. What are the possibilities of creating behavioral predictions from personal location data?
  3. If given access to a continuously updating feed of predicted personal behaviors, how will it impact our decision making?



Andrew Hill, Chief Science Officer, CartoDB

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