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Thursday, June 27 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
The Psychology of Big Data: Fears, Hopes, and Useful Realities

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With the recent public debate over issues of data collection and privacy, individuals are more conscious than ever about their role as contributors to large data sets.  In this fireside chat format, we discuss the psychology behind anonymity and identity, how to discuss big data collection with users, and the ultimate realities of a world where big data hold true promise and real risks

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wallaert

Matt Wallaert

Behavioral Scientist, Bing
Matt Wallaert is a behavioral scientist and former entrepreneur currently at Bing, where he uses the psychology of behavior change to create products that help people lead more satisfied lives and push human potential forward.  He has exited two startups, publishes academically in the area of Judgment and Decision Making, and cofounded GetRaised.com, a free service that works to close the gender wage gap by helping women figure out if they... Read More →
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John Myles White

Core Julia Developer, MIT CSAIL
John Myles White is one of the core developers of Julia, a programming language specially designed for processing massive data sets. Before becoming one of the Julia developers, John completed a Ph.D. in psychology at Princeton University, where he applied large-scale data collection methods to the study of human decision-making. John is also the author of the popular book, Machine Learning for Hackers, published by O'Reilly Media.



Thursday June 27, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
2 - Bing Stage

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