Peace time/ war time – need to tackle lots of data

Interesting piece in the Economist, under Artificial Intelligence, dealing with different ways of processing increasing amounts of data in war time or disaster situations such as earth quakes.  Author reminds us of the sheer volume and depth of information being gathered through sensors – and the requirement to process this using technology (because of the volumes).  This data may be through the use drones etc in a military situation or through crowd sourcing in a disaster situation.

Depending on one’s perspective this may be seen as a positive or yet another examples of the surveillance society.

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