small data

What is small data?

Our unique digital traces, or small data, are being collected and analyzed constantly by search engines and social media. What can we learn about our health through this data? Deborah Estrin, co-founder of the startup Open mHealth, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this trend.

SciTech Now Episode 306

In this episode of SciTech Now, healthcare technology in the military has meant fewer deaths; Deborah Estrin teaches us what we can learn about our health through small data; the future of autonomous vehicle technology; and how the logs from a stranded whaling has proven quite valuable to climate scientists today.