Big Data Grows Up?

Even though Google's Flu Trends, the big-data project that mines people's searches to uncover outbreaks of the flu, appears to have inflated estimates of flu cases, big data still hold promise, Northeastern University's David Lazer tells the Chronicle of Higher Education. Lazer and his colleagues wrote in Science this month that lessons can be gleaned from the errors made by the Google flu model.

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