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Does Big Data Still Need the Human Touch?

 

Visualisation technologies offer individuals an analytical window into rapidly expanding – and increasingly opaque – Big Data stores. Yet, given that analytics and other automated data management tools can analyze more data efficiently, is human analysis of data still worth the effort?

Data volumes have become so large that oftentimes only advanced analytics and other data analysis technologies can make sense of them. However, some argue that humans – armed with powerful data visualization tools – can glean valuable insights from Big Data that escape even sophisticated analytics software. While automation delivers essential processing speed and efficiency, can it ever fully replace human judgment and insight?

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Once the debate has run for a few weeks; a full report will be generated which will summarise the thoughts and opinions given.

 

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