Past event


Tackling Global Problems with Big Data

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier
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Transcript Q&A - Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier
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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, The Economist 
Chair: Professor Angela Sasse, Head of Information Security Research, University College London


While the information revolution of the past 20 years has dramatically changed the way people live and work, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier will argue that the world is only just starting to reap the benefits of 'big data'.

From tracking the spread of diseases to informing healthcare and education policy, the speakers will look at the role that big data does, and could, play helping governments and non-profits find solutions to major global problems. They will also examine the risks associated with the use of big data, both to individual privacy and government policy.