Prediction is the process of taking a measurement of reality and contextualizing it around a model of how the world works. Building models that attempt to approach the richness of the real world not only requires big data, it also requires working with data from diverse sources that capture the many aspects of reality.
More data means better decisions and smarter, more efficient processes. Right?
Isn’t that the point?
It’s an intriguing premise. And one it appears most people tend to believe. Just combine massive quantities of data with the requisite analytics and computing power and you get the right solution to the problem. Or the best answer to the question.
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The potential for body-borne computers is mind-blowing. Think Google Glass, smart watches, contact lenses that monitor blood sugar levels or test for glaucoma, health monitors to track your caffeine intake, fitness trackers, smart eyelashes that open doors, even a ring that scans text and reads it aloud.
Augmented Self panelist and UW Medicine Dr. Heather Evans explains how Google Glass may change how health care is delivered in the near future and how it can be used as a teaching tool. A self-proclaimed tech geek and Google Glass early adopter, Dr. Evans will be a panelist at our March 19th event at the Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom.
In his 2013 State of the Union Address President Barack Obama talked about 3D printing saying it "has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything." Voice sculptor, Gilles Azzaro, was inspired to transform President Obama's words into something you could "see."
We'll be discussing 3D printing at our next Enterprise Forum event. Join us on January 15th, 2014 for:
Many of our volunteers were introduced to our organization through an MITEFNW event and now they help deliver excellent experiences to those who attend. In fact our Chapter Secretary, Christina Chan, had that very experience and I had the chance to ask her what promted her want to volunteer.