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What’s the Next Big Data Thing?

What is the future of Big Data Science beyond the constraints of the past decade? What are the major science questions that drive the future development? Some ideas for developments are:

  • Data science platforms or hardware with built-in machine learning
  • Platforms for complete pixel-level data modeling
  • All-encompassing Cloud Computing
  • Application of computer-generated computing languages to astronomical data analysis

Are there other, more important, ideas that should be pursued? What support will be needed to bring any of them to fruition?

Proposed by Knut Olsen (NOAO)