Big Data Is The Pattern That Connects According To Jason Silva

Friday, October 26, 2012

Jason Silva


 Jason Silva
According to epiphany addict, Jason Silva, “we are all part of a co-evolving system that feeds on itself.” But that’s only a small portion of what Silva had to say on this larger system. During a keynote talk for IBM recently, Silva wowed attendees with a dynamic speech on big data trends, its importance for consumers and the need to better understand ourselves through data.
Earlier this month, film maker Jason Silva keynoted the IBM Information On Demand (IOD) at Data Week in NYC conference, where he spoke about big data and how it’s changing the world. Silva mentioned how the divide between user and tool disappears as computers rapidly develop.

According to Silva, “we are all part of a co-evolving system that feeds on itself.” But that’s only a small portion of what Silva had to say on this larger system. During the keynote at IOD’s kick off yesterday, Silva wowed attendees with a dynamic speech on big data trends, its importance for consumers and the need to better understand ourselves through data.  Refering to his To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns video, Silva comments that man-made systems, like Manhattan, are starting to look like natural structures.

At IOD, SiliconAngle founder John Furrier and Wikibon founder and chief analyst Dave Vellante sat down with Silva at theCube to hear more on Silva’s perspective, touching on the self-quantified contributions to evolution, the context big data provides for human nature in the 21st century and much, much more.

One thing Silva touches on is the role the smartphone has played in this data-driven evolution. The smartphone is actually much cheaper, faster and stronger than the super computers in Stanford 40 years ago.

“Even though we’re using more technology to measure more things, the thing we’re learning is these patterns are happening. And our machine patterns are closing the loop. Forager ants looking for food mirror IP addresses on the internet…it enlists a sense of wonder in people.”

Silva is certainly a captivating speaker with great insight on the promise of big data. Check out the video below for Silva’s entire interview with Vellante at theCube, and check back for ongoing editorials that highlight Silva’s big ideas on big data.

This was an interview shortly after hosting IBM's "Information on Demand" Conference in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This is IBM's largest yearly conference. —




SOURCE  Silicon Angle

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