J. Patrick Zubin, a second-year MA student at SAIS, discusses the effects of automation on the information economy and labor in this book review of Jaron Lanier’s “Who Owns the Future?”
In his forthcoming article for the SAIS Review, Aniket Bhushan writes: “Much of the data we rely on in international affairs and international development research and analysis is fraught with problems, and is so slow that it is almost a historical caricature by the time it is published, barely descriptive about the present, let alone insightful about the future.” Senior Editor Lauren Caldwell argues that the field of international development should embrace real-time data analysis, and reject the lagging indicators that characterize traditional economic development models.
What’s wrong with big data? Is its use causing more mistakes? Professor Mark White discusses the negative implications of the newest trend in research with SAIS Review Assistant Editor Kyle Johnson.
All big ideas face a backlash: big data is no different. This week, we’re exploring common criticisms of the use of big data.
What happens when you put dozens of energy specialists, technology experts and government policymakers in a room? Senior Editor Lauren Caldwell discusses open government data initiatives — including datapaloozas, data jams and hackathons — with a Department of Energy Presidential Innovation Fellow.
This week’s news on big data: privacy, public health, and the “scary” state of cybersecurity.
Foreign Policy Institute executive director and SAIS Review Advisory Board member Carla Freeman discusses the future of U.S. engagement in Asia following Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Beijing, Jakarta and Seoul.
SAIS alumnus Yaniv Barzilai, a foreign service officer at the United States Department of State, discusses his recent book, 102 Days of War – How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda & the Taliban Survived 2001.
Maritime piracy is a major post-Cold War challenge to U.S. and international security. While the Greater Gulf of Aden represents the face of modern maritime piracy, the threat is larger than just the Puntland region of Somalia and the Bab el-Mandeb waterway. Brandon Prins, Ursula Daxevker, and Amanda Sanford look at the current threats posed by modern-day piracy.
The SAIS Review of International Affairs is now seeking submissions from SAIS students on the topic of Big Data.