Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality

Interview with Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) and Big Data specialist

The term big data is complex. On one hand, it describes the amount of data itself while characterizing the technology required to collect and analyze the data on the other. The fact is big data is essential in medicine. Data-supported models not only assist in promoting medical research, they also make it easier to reach treatment decisions.


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Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt; © Forschungszentrum Jülich

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The high-performance computer Watson is able to process in just three seconds about 200 million pages of medical textbooks and magazines. Thus, it generates an advance in knowledge towards human doctors; ©

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Interfaces between different disciplines are particularly relevant when it comes to privacy issues. This fact requires large interdisciplinary research collaborations across borders of single institutes; ©

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