DescriptionIn keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. The Age of Big Data (2013): In Los Angeles, a remarkable experiment is underway: the police are trying to predict crime, before it even happens. At the heart of the city of London, one trader believes that he has found the secret of making billions with maths. In South Africa, astronomers are attempting to catalogue the entire cosmos. These very different worlds are united by one thing - an extraordinary explosion in data. Horizon meets the people at the forefront of the data revolution, and reveals the possibilities and the promise of the age of big data. Big Data is set to become one of the greatest sources of power in 21st century. This 58-minute documentary was originally aired on BBC 2, Apr 4, 2013.
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