Data is the fuel of artificial intelligence. It reveals so much about our behavior and interactions and how we relate to our environment that knowledge of data can transform the lives of millions of people. This requires the help of powerful computers and sophisticated statistical techniques, in conjunction with artificial intelligence.
Almost all important human problems can be addressed using data and artificial intelligence. Right now, artificial intelligence algorithms are trying to predict your next move, learning how to drive and fighting cancer. This data can help prevent disease, epidemics and disasters, enable people with disabilities to live better lives, optimize scarce resources and work for inclusion, security and equity.
This fascinating book offers a journey through the history of data, an extraordinary look at how it works, a mapping of networks, a portrait of macro-data gurus and the future of the Internet of things and artificial intelligence.