Big data is the next big thing. Societies globally are generating vast amounts of data. This data can get covered in the metaphorical layers of dust or else be utilised. Using these vast amounts of data presents novel challenges but is a new frontier for data mining. This applies to areas such as Psychiatry as much as it does for other areas. Dr Philip Parker talks us through some of his innovations in data mining algorithms which turn vast datawarehouses into useful applications. Does this give us insights into the future of medicine?
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