Big data meets public space
City planners are harnessing the boom in real-time data to build better public spaces and more people-focused cities.
How can we manage and capitalise on the growing amounts of data that today’s connected cities, devices and people are producing?
Data is the fabric of the modern world: just like we walk down pavements, so we trace routes through data, and build knowledge and products out of it.
Dr Ben Goldacre OBE
Chair of the NHS HealthTech Advisory Board
Urban dynamics are being changed by city governments, designers and even individual citizens utilising the huge amounts of open data now available.
In real estate, where the ‘cash cow’ of the physical asset is still healthy, there is a reluctance to acknowledge the presence of the digital asset and what it could mean in the future.
79% of enterprise executives agree that companies that do not embrace Big Data will lose their competitive position and could face extinction.
All planning must start from surveying and the collection of data. The difference today is that we have access to a staggering amount of robust, real-time data.
Jacques Élisée Reclus
19th century French geographer and anarchist
90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years, and it is projected to increase by 40% annually.
Big Data for Sustainable Development
See how using AI is creating new possibilities and opening up fresh business opportunities across the whole of the surveying profession.
Artificial intelligence is just a new tool, one that can be used for good and for bad purposes and one that comes with new dangers and downsides. Although machine learning has huge potential, data sets with ingrained biases will produce biased results – garbage in, garbage out.
The Internet of Garbage