Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture
Jean-Baptiste Michel is a leading data scientist and the founder of Quantified Labs, a company that turns big data into products. While at Harvard and Google, he invented new ways to extract meaning from big data. His technologies, used by tens of millions of people, have been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, on the cover of Science, and on TED. He is the author of the “irresistible” (New York Times) book Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture.
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Jean-Baptiste Michel is a TED Fellow, entrepreneur, and scientist, and the co-author of Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture. He is the founder of the data science company Quantified Labs, an associate scientist at Harvard University, and a former visiting faculty at Google. He turned the massive Google Books library into an addictive tool for plotting cultural trends: the Ngram Viewer was used by tens of millions. His TED talks have been viewed nearly two million times. His work has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and he was named a Forbes’ “30 under 30.”