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Listen to the video and fill in the missing words which will help you to talk about big data.
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How big data is, its impact on political elections and how it changes your life.
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5 minutes 35 seconds
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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1. Choose the correct options.
What is happening while you watch this video?
Data is being collected about you
Your profile can be used to target you for adverts
Your profile can be used for political campaigns
You can learn how to become an astronaut
The data collected can determine your future job
2. Match the two halves.
Data is nothing new, it's just
information in a transferable form.
During the ice age somebody carved 57
notches into a wolf bone. That's data.
Digital data is
something you can count on your fingers.
3. Match the two halves.
If I gave you a figure now
it would be out of date by the end of this video.
In 2008, Google processed
20,000 terabytes (tb) of data per day.
In 2018 US retailer Walmart collected
2500 tb of data on its customers per hour.
4. Choose the correct options.
"D" stands for (3 answers):
5. Match the two halves.
Combining data from diverse sources
gives you a multi-dimensional picture.
You can combine patients' brain scans,
medical records, postcodes and weather records.
Then you ask a completely new question,
e.g. can sunshine affect multiple sclerosis?
6. Fill the gap.
A is for. Data is collected by default when we use our computers, bank cards,, smart meter, car. We don't notice it.
7. Match the two halves.
T stands for time. As data is collected
in real time, we can make predictions about the future.
For example, when trains
will be busiest, or
how much electricity we
will need, or
how fast malaria
will spread.
8. Choose the correct options.
What does the last A stand for and what is it exactly? (3 answers)
Artificial Intelligence
Automatic Intelligence
AI finds patterns in the data
AI cannot be used to select job applicants
AI can distinguish between cat and dog photos
9. Guess the end.
Should we use big data to predict the chance someone will reoffend, and sentence them accordingly?
10. Guess the end.
AI has immense potential to improve our life. It is used to fight both diseases and political campaigns. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
Raisa is from/lives in Italy and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2011-04-28. Raisa last logged in on 2022-11-22, and has shared 3 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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