“An algorithm spotted the ebola outbreak nine days before the Word Health Organization recognized it. We could have put simple measures in effect to contain that disease early on.. With the flood of big data and our capacity to make sense of it , we can now forecast the next humanitarian healthcare crisis.”
—Monika Blaumueller, consultant at IBM, who spoke on how data can super-size humanitarian aid
This is truely exciting stuff.
The program guide for TED@IBM, themed “Reimagine our world.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED
By Laura McClure, Emily McManus and Kate Torgovnick May
Big data is already transforming our daily lives. And at TED@IBM, a TED Institute event, we got a glimpse of what’s next. Speakers revealed how data will change spaces from the kitchen to the emergency room, and how it will even help us react more quickly to the next ebola-scale epidemic. Throughout the day echoed the message that, for the technologists creating this new future, it is both a tremendous opportunity as well as a big responsibility.
Below, some choice words from each of the TED@IBM talks:
“There is no business-to-business, there’s no business-to-consumer, there is only human-to-human. You don’t sell to a brand, you sell to a person. People identify with human experience, with human conversation.”
—Bryan Kramer, CEO of Pure Matter, who…
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