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Poor nations need help to use big data to tackle disease, poverty: expert

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From boosting crop yields to controlling the spread of disease, big data analytics is increasingly being used by poor nations to tackle development challenges but a lack of technology infrastructure is slowing efforts, a leading expert has warned.

Paul Szyarto, head of the Big Data program at the U.S.’s Rutgers University, said many developing nations are attempting to collect, organize and analyze large, varied data sets to uncover patterns and trends to help address poverty.

Source: reuters.com
Author: Nita Bhalla

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