A Deluge of Data Shapes a New Era in Computing
This is the title of an article in the New York Times. It describes admirably the ‘problem’ that my software methods can help to ‘solve’. The article is actually the review of a book called The Fourth Paradigm.
The late Microsoft researcher Dr. Jim Gray said in a speech in January 2007 that the only way to cope with an “exaflood” of observational data was “to manage, visualize and analyse the data flood”. Well, my approach to visualizing multi-dimensional data offers exactly that!
Similarly, Dr. Eric Horvitz, an artificial intelligence researcher for Microsoft says: “My goal now is to develop a new kind of telescope or microscope.” Well, my “software lenses” are exactly that!
Offering a new instrument of observation means increasing our intelligence. Let’s hope that 2010 will be the year in which my three software methods will see the “online light” of a web service.