Using big data to predict the future

Advances with machine learning and big data analytics are helping researchers, and ultimately companies, to make predictions about future trends by analysing patterns. A new application looks at medicine.

Researchers from the University of Córdoba have been exploring how large volumes of data can be organized, analyzed and cross referenced to predict certain patterns. This forms part of the process commonly referred to as ‘big data analytics’. The focus of the review was on predicting the response to specific examples, such as medical treatments, operational improvements for smart buildings, and even the behavior of the Sun.

Author: Tim Sandle

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