PBS Special Probes Benefits And Concerns Of Using Big Data
Every day, data about ourselves is being collected through our phones, our computers, our cars. But how is that data being used and who’s using it?
That’s the subject of the new PBS documentary, “The Human Face of Big Data.” It airs tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on PBS stations around the country (check local listings).
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with executive producer Rick Smolan and Shwetak Patel, a computer science and engineering professor at the University of Washington, who appears in the film.
- Rick Smolan, executive producer of “The Human Face of Big Data” and author of the book of the same title. He tweets @ricksmolan.
- Shwetak Patel, MacArthur Fellow and a professor of computer science and engineering, as well as electrical engineering, at the University of Washington.
Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.