The Age of Big Data – BBC Documentary

The BBC documentary follows people who mine Big Data, including LAPD police officers who use data to predict crime, a London scientist/trader who makes millions with math, and a South African astronomer who wants to catalog the entire cosmos.

This 58 minute documentary examines The Age of Big Data, including

  • LAPD officers who get a forecast where crime is most likely to happen in the next 12 hours
  • City of London scientist turned trader believes he has found secrets of making millions with math
  • South Africa astronomer who wants to catalog the sky, by listening to every single star.

Big Data is set to become one of the greatest sources of power in 21st century.

Originally aired on BBC 2, Apr 4, 2013.