National security relies more and more on big data. Here’s why.

Data are a defining feature of modern society. Every day, humans and the machines they interact with create 2.5 trillion megabytes of data.

As data become more prominent and readily available, the temptation to analyze them and make sense of the world through specific analytics methods or algorithms grows. This is particularly true for national security.

Author: Damien Van Puyvelde, Stephen Coulthart and Shahriar Hossain


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