The Human Face of Big Data

Documentary film

Directed by Rick Smolan, the film won the Boston Film Festival Award for “Best Cinematography” and that the U.S. State Department has selected the film to be screened at U.S. Consulates and Embassies as part of the major film diplomacy program, AMERICAN FILM SHOWCASE. The film is also part of Ro*Co Films Educational Program is available for screening in schools internationally.

Big Data is defined as the real time collection, analyses, and visualization of vast amounts of the information.  In the hands of Data Scientists this raw information is fueling a revolution which many people believe may have as big an impact on humanity going forward as the Internet has over the past two decades. Its enable us to sense, measure, and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible.

The Human Face of Big Data captures, an extraordinary revolution sweeping, almost invisibly, through business, academia, government, healthcare, and everyday life. It's already enabling us to provide a healthier life for our children. To provide our seniors with independence while keeping them safe. To help us conserve precious resources like water and energy. To alert us to tiny changes in our health, weeks or years before we develop a life-threatening illness. To peer into our own individual genetic makeup. To create new forms of life.  And soon, as many predict, to re-engineer our own species. And we've barely scratched the surface . . .


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