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Arnie Kaplan  

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Course Description

“Big data” (millions of pieces of information in a collection) has been extremely useful in many areas, improving business’ service to customers, disease diagnosis…even cataloging the galaxies in the universe.  However, big data has produced many problems, most importantly the loss of personal privacy as data about each of us is used to convince, sell, and attempt to manipulate us. Does this mean the future will resemble the book “1984”?  What can we do? This course will introduce you to the uses of big data and stimulate conversations about its impact.

Course Format

Enrollment limit: 30




September 26-November 14

10:00 am—Noon                                                                           

Room B & Zoom

This course price is $160.