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all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking means you can also use that you don't think you can just send us your photos and videos. if. you're watching news stay tuned for a shift living in the digital age america and indeed thanks for watching. robots are still in the development phase. but it's going to happen when the world . will humans and machines should be able to peacefully co-exist or are we on the verge of a robot colors. if we just bumble into this totally unprepared with our heads in the sand fusing to think about what could go wrong then let's face it it's probably going to be the biggest mistake in human history. artificial intelligence is now
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spreading through our society. will text words be able to agree on ethical guidelines or will this technology create deadly new autonomous weapon systems. all robot collapse sorts of august 14th on d w. i click i like i shop online and that produces huge amounts of data but who analyzes it one culprit is the advertising industry i look for a curry recipe online and suddenly ads for indian cookbooks pop up everywhere big data is it a blessing or a curse i will focus today on cit. i'm always online my smartphone is always connected wherever i go along the way i leave
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digital footprints and help create a pot of what's known as big data. researchers have analyzed close to a 1000000 apps from the google play store they found that 90 percent on user data and many of these apps send data to several companies that sounds unsettling but does big data have a real effect on my life well let me know if i need my umbrella tomorrow. this vega rocket has a new kind of weather satellite on board at an altitude of 320 kilometers a of us will collect data that will help meteorologists create better weather forecasts. for the 1st time a satellite will be able to measure wind speeds using laser range. it even works in locations that are normally inaccessible like oceans is a perfect storm brewing out there big data can help us predict the weather.
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insurance companies also use big data for instance to estimate the impact of natural disasters like flooding and car insurers set their rates according to the risk of theft where the policyholder lips so you might pay more or less for your policy depending on how many cars have been stolen in your neighborhood. big data can also make your sat nav more useful and precise in a las vegas pilot project an onboard computer tells drivers how fast to drive to catch the green light. and in estonia the port of tallinn is a digital showcase project trucks and goods are checked in electronically big data to better logistics and shorter waiting times. so big data is big business companies are investing. in software that analyzes it in 2018 more than
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6000000000 euros were spent on big data applications in germany alone. here's a stunning application from the field of medicine predicting flu epidemics with the help of twitter data researchers at university took 500000000 tweets from around the world and fed them into a watson computer system watson found the relevant tweets was more it recognized what they were about for instance if the writer got a flu shot or already had flu symptoms this process is known as cognitive computing the digital simulation of human thought processes. watson for example for key words like no and put information into the right context even berlin sorry to a hospital is using big data to diagnose illnesses more quickly and treat them more effectively. this is a tumor cells which has specific molecular markers no 2 chambers cells are the same and ideally therapies will be targeted to the precision medicine hopes the term in
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which therapy is likely to be most effective researchers identify the tumors genetic characteristics to select a targeted treatment. dr claudia fall brecht from berlin charity hospital is using big data to improve cancer treatment she's collaborating with the molecular health data analysis company. did it is generated worldwide through various clinical studies and research experiments and then collected in databases for example molecular health checks these databases regularly on a daily basis and compares the results with those from the patient samples and after that to get such results tumor cells molecular markers are only lies then a process called sequencing doctors at the sheraton a send the results to molecular health. but human cells molecular markers are compared with those of thousands upon thousands of others stored in the company's database. the database also contains information about therapies
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a report is produced or provides doctors with a recommended treatment tailored to the specific characteristics of the tumour cell . that's what this is what we're looking for it's the direction we hope things will go in the future we'd like patients to receive personalized treatment based on molecular changes we can identify during sequencing. the idea behind the project is revolutionary but using data from so many people as the basis for medical decisions and possibly superseding diagnosis of the patients doctor is also. herschel. is at the for that in germany people are still quite cautious we're afraid to give others access to our data which is understandable as a researcher i'd like to manage my own data and know exactly what's happening to it . but i think we must do away with this idea of keeping it all to ourselves the amount of data is just too large for that. big data has already allowed berlin's
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charity hospital to identify individual therapies for some 30 cancer patients. treating illnesses with the help of big data that's real progress and it shows that ai and humans can work together for the benefit of mankind. another thing that big data has done is make human behavior more predictable that's especially interesting for companies who want to target us online with personalized advertising that can still be a hit or miss just because of research diving expeditions doesn't mean i want to buy a wetsuit right away but data analyst paul monk from from thailand are working on ways to optimize targeting when you play when you like when you stop to see your id in order to get there it will go to whatever. we are the technology to help the brand to know how to talk the right way to the right consumer with information.
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truthful man problem and his fellows andrew co-founders have been actively collecting data since 2013 today the firm employs more than 160 people and mainly analyzes data from the asian market they help authorities and companies to control their image there's been little criticism about how they process the data our job is not on the data but our our job and the life that is father brand to understand it so in the end we help each other to understand it. but data security specialist cash to normal is more critical he believes that the global trade in data is a multi-billion dollar business from which only a few players profit. from google alone earns over $100000000000.00 a year with online ads. and of course start $100000000000.00 has to be recovered
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somehow through the products that are being advertised so a single company earns hundreds or thousands of dollars a year from each internet user. then there are the data brokers who profit from collecting and analyzing this flood of data using special software we try to find out who's tracking user behavior to try. angles here represent the trackers the circles the web sites visited. even users who don't log in aren't surfing anonymously with every click the tracker's network grows in this test there were close to 20 trackers for every website visited. big data analysis helps link that information and produce a digital profile of the user. profile like this describes a person in their fears their needs and possibly their financial situation allowing for advertising to be tailored to meet their budget or to be described as better than even our best friends could one become. so companies might know me better than
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my friends do even very sensitive data like that used by health ups is often passed on to data collectors without users knowledge the legal basis for this is sometimes highly questionable. massive amount of data is generated every day it comes from a variety of sources not just the internet. whether on facebook instagram or net flix every day we humans generate 2500000 terabytes of data but not all of it on the net visit the doctor a new symptoms and diagnoses are stored in servers this data is often anonymous and is the person on the market researchers when you found someone the call length location and contact details are scooped up and become part of big data brokers encyclopedia defines big data as a monster so large changes so fast are so varied that they can't be processed with
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standard software. exactly how much data counts as big it is hard to say as it's not stored to analyze centrally i see analysts estimate that in the next 6 years the global data spirit will rise to 175 bytes per year one set of byte is equal to $1000000000.00 terabytes one trillion gigabytes one quadrillion megabytes in comparison a 3 minute m p 3 track is around 3 megabytes in size so one is that the point can store around 333 trillion songs processing such masses of data isn't easy there are 3 aspects to consider. the hardware aspect what hardware can handle it. second the software that processes the data directly. and 3rd there's the algorithms which glean information and knowledge from this data .
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hardware software algorithms it's a big business big data is analyzed using software platforms called frameworks they divide data between several high performance servers where it can be processed simultaneously processing that data quickly is key that's where data artisans abroad and best start up comes in they analyze very large amounts of data very fast using an open source platform called apache flink they help create it processes incoming data in real time and can simultaneously analyze data has already been stored stream processing is a big new thing so it's no surprise that chinese conglomerate alibaba snapped up dozens for an estimated 90000000 euros earlier this year that's great for the startup founders but is it good for society. when healing. poses
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a risk the data could be compiled on unaligned in such a way that for instance human behavior becomes more predictable and transparent. and that could end up limiting individual freedom if i had as i listen i consult on is that i'm pretty generous when it comes to my personal data if i look into a service and like it i'm willing to pay for it with my data but maybe the prize really is too high as trading your personal data for free apps or services a fair exchange all will big data turn into a surveillance nightmare what do you think join the discussion on facebook on the w dot com goodbye until next time.
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rise and shine time to cast off luke us is taking an outing welcome to my hamburg summer tour always pretty close to the water and there's plenty of it in this city. next d.w. . stronach burley the global tourist guide introduced to me i love berlin it's the scope of the multicultural metropolis you know where you're a mike series sit down on a balance much like a chance to meet i love even lunch and once a day certainly looks like the toughest choice like me just like there's
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a 15 inch and 50 story. and 50 very personal tips on berlin's very busy features. looking out for lent every week t.w. . every. morning as they say here in the north in hamburg on the elba.


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