Can you be defamed by a search engine’s autocomplete algorithm? What happens when indigenous life experiences become data in the name of reconciliation? Could (and should) police use statistics, Minority Report-style, to predict a crime?
A UNSW research initiative to harness 'big data' to defeat dementia has received financial backing from corporate Australia, raising hopes of further insights into the disease.
The health advantages for younger people quitting cigarettes are well known. Now a study has found older smokers can reap similar benefits and save the health system billions of dollars.
Corporations everywhere are hoovering up petabytes of data in a bid to understand and predict consumer preferences. But are they missing the point? asks Peter Swan.
An Australian-first research centre promises to realise the potential of big data to reduce the costs of healthcare while simultaneously improving the prevention and management of many diseases.
Are even the very best big-data driven practises guilty of asking the wrong questions of the wrong data? asks Peter Swan.
UNSW is playing a key role in a new Cooperative Research Centre investigating big data and its use in defence and national security.
Simulating the behaviours of individuals is the key to designing better transport policies in our cities and towns, an international symposium hosted by UNSW has been told.
The personal data mined from our internet and social media use has enormous potential. But do all the claims add up? Kate Crawford busts some big data myths.
Promising research on green tea’s anti-cancer properties has been recognised in the State's top cancer research awards - one of three prizes won by UNSW.