Dr. Ben Hunt on Big Data, Cybernetics, and Technology
How Big Data Can Be Used to Control, Influence or Profit
Cris Sheridan welcomes Ben Hunt PhD, Chief Risk Officer at Salient Partners. They discuss the difference between AI (artificial intelligence) and a more cybernetic-oriented view of intelligence, and how we see the latter taking place in the use of Big Data for mass surveillance, tracking, and the prediction of human behavior. They also look at a number of interesting examples, ranging from high frequency trading to the last U.S. presidential election, and how such information can be used to control, influence, or profit from certain outcomes.
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