Big Data

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A complex machine with "cause" and "effect" signs | Illustration by Raymond Biesinger
March 10, 2017
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Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.

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Two toucans resting together | Reuters/Jason Lee
January 17, 2017
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Turns Out That Opposites Don’t Attract After All

A study of “digital footprints” suggests that you’re probably drawn to personalities a lot like yours.

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A group of people talking | iStock/XiXinXing
January 18, 2017
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This Demographic is Creating Companies Faster Than Any Other

A new report surveys Latino entrepreneurs.

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Man with surprised look on his face | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
January 23, 2017
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Is Tech Disruption Good for the Economy?

An analysis of 85 years’ worth of patents shows that technological innovation boosts total wealth.

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A girl uses her phone. | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.
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Latest Stories on Big Data

March 28, 2017
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The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

A new study concludes that successful tech firms are often “discovered and not planned.”
March 13, 2017
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Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.
March 11, 2017
Written

Andrew Ng: Why AI Is the New Electricity

A computer scientist discusses artificial intelligence’s promise, hype, and biggest obstacles.
March 10, 2017
Written

Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
January 23, 2017
Written

Is Tech Disruption Good for the Economy?

An analysis of 85 years’ worth of patents shows that technological innovation boosts total wealth.
January 18, 2017
Infographic

This Demographic is Creating Companies Faster Than Any Other

A new report surveys Latino entrepreneurs.
January 17, 2017
Written

Turns Out That Opposites Don’t Attract After All

A study of “digital footprints” suggests that you’re probably drawn to personalities a lot like yours.
November 7, 2016
Written

How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.
October 26, 2016
Written

The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.
October 11, 2016
Written

A Chinese Entrepreneur Builds a Bridge to the U.S. Through Language

How a speech-recognition app is using big data and AI to foster a bilingual culture.