At ODI, we spend a lot of time writing about the ever-increasing flood of data that our society produces. As scientists (which many of us in ODI happen to be), we tend to focus our thinking on the rapidly growing number of sensors deployed in every imaginable setting on our planet (and beyond!), producing endless streams of data – giving us a fundamentally new window into the workings of the world.
But there are also more and more devices much closer to home, producing rich and complex streams of data about who we are and what we do. This past holiday season, for example, you couldn’t shop anywhere (in person or online!) without seeing ads for in-home artificial personal assistants like Google Home or the Amazon Echo...Read more