The Age of Big Data
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Introduction-Testing the limits of the data revolution, crime prediction in LA, financial formulas in the city of London and a South African attempt to catalogue the entire cosmos: An explosion in data, more data in the last few year than in all of human history and it is being mined for PowerDuration: 01:34
Crime prediction in LA, LAPD using big data for crime prediction with a computer algorithm controlling their patrol, from the University of California (Professor Jeff Brantingham-UCLA showing human behaviour as predictable and repeatable, enabling prediction of crimes in the future). Mathematician George Mohler (Santa Clara University) for mathematical pattern analysis, starting with a model already in use for earthquake aftershock prediction, adapted this for predicting crime. Data mining for any data set, the complexity of the universe, the diversity of human behaviour, our personal data for medicine, advertising and high finance.Duration: 15:01
The human genome data Pt 1: The power of data mining in Modern Medicine (UCL-Professor Philip Beales) in the human genome for diagnosis and treatment of illness, revealing the genetic basis of many diseasesDuration: 03:30
The commodity of data in money: High Finance and trading floors (Scientist David Harding of Winton) Prediction of prices via mathematics and data analysis & mining and computer algorithms. Using Coffee sales as an example to explain the process of prediction from Big Data - 40 TeraBytes of data at WintonDuration: 10:39
Use Personal Data for Advertising-The fastest growing data set 2.5 billion gigabyte per day, and this data is valuable (Mike Baker - DataXu) for predictive advertising from data mining into the mass of our data quickly, with collaboration from MIT (Dr Bill Simmons) who were working on NASA's Mars manned mission (narrowing down the 35 billion mission options via Decision Theory and an algorithm- illustrated by a supermarket shopping example) - targeted marketingDuration: 09:25
Predictive and Personalised Medicine: Use of Personal Data for life saving applications: Predicting life-threatening conditions (e.g. Atrial fibrillation) from big data trails and mining from, say, mobile phone useDuration: 03:02
The human genome data Pt 2: Use of Personal Data for personal medicine from the human genome from our birth, the biggest data set, to isolate genes that are responsible for disease (UCL-Professor Philip Beales) - Genetic Diagnosis from our DNA data and the other 99% of this we have not diagnosed yetDuration: 02:42
Big Data and Astronomy - The biggest data from the billions of stars and galaxies, finding patterns and the secrets of the universe and predicting its future with new tools. A vast Radio telescope array will bring much more data (30 Terabyte of data per second, soon) needing pattern analysis of this data for finding the secrets of the universeDuration: 08:05
The Age of Big Data
First broadcast: 4th April 2013
Horizon tests the limits of the data revolution, crime prediction in LA, financial formulas in the city of London and a South African attempt to catalogue the entire cosmos.
First broadcast: 12th August 2013
Horizon explores the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, as well as how technology is helping medical professionals monitor fitness and health in unprecedented ways.
Defeating the Hackers
First broadcast: 19th August 2013
Horizon explores the murky and fast-paced world of hackers who are out to steal money and identities, and meets the scientists joining forces to help defeat them.
Cyber Attack - The Day the NHS Stopped
First broadcast: 12th June 2017
A few weeks ago, the National Health Service was hit by a widespread and devastating cyber attack - Horizon tells the inside story of one of the most challenging days in the history of the NHS. On the morning of 12 May the attack started. Appointment systems, pathology labs, x-rays and even CT scanners were infected - putting not just data but patients lives at risk, and on every screen a simple - some may even say polite - message appeared. 'Ooops, your files have been encrypted!' But what followed was far from civilised. It was very clear that all the data on an infected machine was now scrambled and only the hackers could unscramble it. For a price - and with an extra twist - after a few days the ransom money doubled, and if nothing was paid within a week, the hackers threatened to destroy all the data - forever.
Dawn of the Driverless Car
First broadcast: 29th June 2017
The car has shrunk the world, increased personal freedom and in so many ways expanded our horizons, but there is a flipside. Fumes from car exhausts have helped to destroy our environment, poisoned the air we breathe and killed us in far more straightforward ways. But all that is going to change. This episode enters a world where cars can drive themselves, a world where we are simply passengers, ferried about by wholesome green compassionate technology which will never ever go wrong. And it is almost here. Horizon explores the artificial intelligence required to replace human drivers for cars themselves, peers into the future driverless world and discovers that, despite the glossy driverless PR (and assuming that they really can be made to work reliably), the reality is that it might not be all good news. From the ethics of driverless car crashes to the impact on jobs, it might be that cars are about to rise up against us in ways that none of us are expecting.