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First U.S. Data Chief Touts Benefits of Big Data
December 11, 2015 Library big data

This article was originally posted by wunc.org and can be viewed in full here

The era of big data is already upon us. Organizations far and wide are constantly collecting information on who we are, what we do and how we live. That may seem scary to most people, but to Dr. DJ Patil, the First U.S. data chief touts benefits of big data, it provides an opportunity to do good.

The White House agreed, and named him earlier this year as the nation’s first Chief Data Scientist. An apt title, since Patil himself is credited with coining the term “data scientist” to refer to people researching data and extracting useful insight from the numbers.

Dr. DJ Patil was put on a show to explain his new role as well the balance between useful statistics and security for the American people.

To listen to Kai Ryssdal and Dr. DJ Patil conversation visit

 http://wunc.org/post/first-us-data-chief-touts-benefits-big-data

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