The Human Face of Big Data Book is now available! The 224 page large format hardcover book features stories and pictures of big data in action – stories range from the use of analytics to stop and deter crime to the identity card scheme in India. There are a range of stories that help to explain how big data is used to help improve the lives of all of us. You can purchase the book on line at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book retailers.
In addition, a groundbreaking Human Face of Big Data iPad app will enable users to interact and explore stories from the book, including videos, interactive charts and graphics. The app costs $2.99 and is available for download today. All proceeds from app downloads will be donated to charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clear, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Your children (ages 13-17) can become involved in the student component of the project called Data Detectives. On this website, they will be asked a series of questions, and can compare their answers with other students around the world. To date, over 2,068 students have taken part in the survey. This website is a great way for children to understand the impact of data and how we are using data to change the world.
Follow the project on Twitter @FaceofBigData