Can Big Data be used for building a safe and secure society?

(Last Updated On: April 4, 2012)
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Can Big Data be used for building a safe and secure society?

We have always hear about Big Data being used for understanding customer sentiments, social media analytics, achieving competitive advantage and building an effective analytics model. But the question is, can we use Big Data for creating or building a secure and safe society, track criminals and safeguard social rights?

With the use of Big Data for social welfare, the future Data Scientist will evolve as social data experts working for advancement of society.

Here is the link for a good article you may like to refer:


There’s a saying that an armed society is a polite society. I forget who said that.

Big Data is going to be a failure if you want to try and have ‘safe’ neighborhoods. You can look to Chicago for a first hand witness to this.

There is more history behind a flawed notion that you can create a surge based on past statistics and expect to see future results.

Sorry, don’t get me wrong. I do believe in using ‘Big Data’ however it won’t solve the problem, while it could be a component of the solution.


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