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Bang Goes the Theory 8: Episode 3 - Big Data

Updated Friday 21st March 2014

This week on Bang: How is Big Data changing our world and how safe is our data?

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We are living through a revolution that's bigger than the World Wide Web. The technology we are all using every day is beginning to share our data gadget to gadget, storing and analysing unimaginable amounts of data. The use of our data now known as Big Data will change our world in ways unimaginable.

Liz Bonnin looks at how Big Data monitors Rolls Royce jet engines dozens of times a second wherever they are in the world and now that same system of analytics can automatically detect secondary brain injury in ICU units. Jem Stansfield creates a low tech computer and storage system with hacksaw blades and magnets. And Maggie Philbin examines the dark side of Big Data- privacy. Just how much information on each and every one of us is out there and how easy is it to find?

Bang Goes The Theory can be seen on BBC One and BBC Two (Wales only) on Monday 24th March 2014 at 7.30pm, . Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

 

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