It’s standing room only for the seminars at Big Data London as everyone tries to understand the future of AI, data management, data mining, analytics and intelligence and how it can improve and give competitive advantage to customer management, supply chain management, stock predictions, processes and diagnostics across all industries. In a week where floods have struck in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Venice, you can see the importance of Big Data and AI – it should have been possible to have predicted and planned for these, instead of which it all seems to be a surprise.
One of the best stands at the show looked backwards at computer technology which has brought us to where we are. Remember that slide rule you had a school (I still have one in a drawer somewhere) or your first calculator (although I now use my phone, I still have a couple of calculators somewhere as well), or those clunky computers on which you played the new computer games, those huge vdu’s and floppy disks (yes, I still have some of those in a box too)! They are all lovingly kept in operational condition at the National Museum for Computing in, appropriately, Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, so it is possible to relive your youth, as many were doing at the show, but this was only a taster – go and visit the Museum itself.
It does leave you with one question – if we have come so far in the last few decades, where will we go to next? Big Data LDN tries to answer some of those questions, but inevitably the world of Big Data and AI will continue to move forward at an ever-accelerating pace, leaving the question of whether we are ready to grasp the opportunities…..?