Big Data's Potential Disparate Impact Problem

Law360, New York (August 21, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT) -- If you have read any article the past year on a legal technology issue, you have undoubtedly heard about big data. Some very prominent technology executives believe that big data will have any even bigger impact than the Internet.

Many people think big data just means a lot of data, but that’s only partially true. Big data is really about data analytics (i.e., sophisticated algorithms that are being applied to incomprehensibly large volumes of data). Researchers use highly complex mathematical algorithms to find patterns in data that human intuition alone could not see. Using these analytics, we are finding patterns in...

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