The Instituto Cervantes hosted at 11th December 2014 the conference Big data and libraries: converting data into knowledge. The meeting aimed to shed light on this new professional field and role playing from the library environment and documentary massive data processing, in order to identify new opportunities untapped.
Organizers have had the excellent initiative to make accessible all talk videos, in addition of an interview to each speaker and their presentation. There, you can find the Big data dealt with several point of views: computer science (Mateo Valero); privacy and data protection (Judith González); technology (Óscar Méndez); retrieval of information (Jorge Serrano); etc.
Sincerely, some of these talks show us a very enthusiastic future, but others make my hair stand on end. They figure a world that remembers me the famous George Orwell’s book “1984”. Scary!
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