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Complex algorithms will soon help clinicians make incredibly accurate determinations about our health from large amounts of information, premised on largely unexplainable correlations in that data.
Academics have scoured Facebook pages in the name of science. But the troves they’ve amassed are sometimes unsecured and now pose a privacy risk.
Nature peers into the evidence for ‘psychographic targeting’.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
Six drug firms are paying to sequence the genes of every volunteer in the UK Biobank.
China is taking the idea of a credit score to the extreme, using big data to track and rank what you do - your purchases, your pastimes, your mistakes.
Equifax aside, companies are doing better at securing their info. But the phishers keep coming.
Data resources can be very expensive, especially those with a high added value as the expert-curated knowledgebases.
Huge genetic databases are changing how scientists study disease.
B.S. expressed as data is relatively new outside scientific circles.
A report providing guidance to the NSF on how to best encourage ethical practices in scientific and engineering research, utilizing big data research methods and infrastructures.
Meta, a data science company, has been acquired by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, whose aim is to accelerate the pace of scientific advances.
Main insights from the McKinsey Global Institute’s study "The Age of Analytics: Competing In A Data-Driven World" published in collaboration with McKinsey Analytics.
The Big Data era, the impact of data science and its impact biological research and healthcare: interview with Phil Bourne.
But grave challenges remain before the promise of individually tailored medicine becomes reality.
An artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at DeepMind and the University of Oxford got so good by watching 5000 hours of BBC programmes.
Without access to large companies' datasets or the expertise to analyse them, research is confronted with a replication crisis and is vulnerable to commercial motivations.
Physicists and scientific computing experts prepare for an onslaught of petabytes.
Meta’s mission is to unlock all of the world’s scientific and technical information through artificial intelligence.
U.S. intel agencies are trying to make better use of findings from the country's leading social and behavioral scientists.