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What is big data?

Big data refers to collected data sets that are so large and complex that they require new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to process. The data comes from many different sources. Often they are of the same type, for example, GPS data from millions of mobile phones is used to mitigate traffic jams; but it can also be a combination, such as health records and patients' app use. Technology enables this data to be collected very fast, in near real time, and get analysed to get new insights.

Opportunities created by the use big data

  1. Industry
  2. Environment
  3. Healthcare
  4. Agriculture
  5. Public sector
  6. Transportation

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