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NPR interviews Oren Etzioni on “big data”

As the lead-off for a series on “big data,” NPR features UW CSE’s Oren Etzioni:

“Oren Etzioni, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington, says this trend is fueling intense demand for mathematics and computing talent.

“‘We have seen the industrial revolution, and we are witnessing a data revolution,’ Etzioni says.

“He has started three big-data companies. One of them, Decide.com, employs four Ph.D.s to design better programs to forecast prices on consumer electronics.”

Check out this terrific story here.

November 29, 2011