大数据、大见解 – 数字世界里， 知识还是力量吗？
Issue: March 2017 | L/H General Industry | Download PDF | Chinese | Español | Français | English By Bernhard Wolters, Life/Health Senior Account Executive, Cologne Thomas Gehling, Senior Actuary, Cologne
The idea that big data will allow direct empirical access to the world, stripped of any theory, has been discussed repeatedly in recent years. Sampling, inductive inference and hypotheses are being replaced by the real-time observation and tracking of entire populations. Promotors of big data assert that knowledge is no longer a necessity since data patterns alone can provide sufficient guidance to operate successfully. This article explores the arguments and asks whether or not background knowledge remains a valuable commodity in a digital world increasingly dominated by big data.