From big data to important information

  title={From big data to important information},
  author={Yaneer Bar-Yam},
  • Y. Bar-Yam
  • Published 4 April 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Complex.
Advances in science are being sought in newly available opportunities to collect massive quantities of data about complex systems. While key advances are being made in detailed mapping of systems, how to relate this data to solving many of the challenges facing humanity is unclear. The questions we often wish to address require identifying the impact of interventions on the system and that impact is not apparent in the detailed data that is available. Here we review key concepts and motivate a… 

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