Book excerpt: “The rise of the algorithmists”

QuartzQuartz just published an extended excerpt from the recent bestseller “Big Data” co-authored by Professor Mayer-Schönberger. In this excerpt Mayer-Schönberger and co-author Kenneth Cukier talk about the impending rise of a new caste of experts, the algorithmists, that are able to shed light into the black box of Big Data predictions, and audit them if necessary.