Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, recently held a meeting with representatives from government agencies and universities with one goal in mind: developing ways to collect and analyze the digital data that is created on a daily basis:
DARPA held a multi-program performer meeting for researchers to hear presentations on the latest innovations and promising approaches in the area of Big Data and data analytics.
Speakers during the day-long event included representatives from the White House, FBI, universities from across the country and leading companies from the private sector who are focused on the potential efficiencies and advantages that can be gained in Big Data.
“Big Data” refers to a technology phenomenon that has arisen over the past 30 years. As computers have improved, growing storage and processing capacities have provided new and powerful ways to gain insight into the world by sifting through the infinite quantities of data available.
But this insight, discoverable in previously unseen patterns and trends within these phenomenally large data sets, can be hard to detect without new analytic tools that can comb through the information and highlight points of interest.