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Greg Hamel profile image
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2/10 starsCompleted
  • 116 reviews
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5 years, 5 months ago
I'm not sure how there are already 20 reviews for this course when it wasn't released until today, but I just finished going through the main lectures and I have to say this course is very disappointing. I w... I'm not sure how there are already 20 reviews for this course when it wasn't released until today, but I just finished going through the main lectures and I have to say this course is very disappointing. I wasn't really sure what to expect since the course had 1 week listed as the duration: it a short one- sitting type of course that is just one of several installments the lecturer is planning to offer. The main lecture content raises many interesting concepts about big data and social physics but there is not enough content and each section concludes with the professor referencing his book and telling you to go read it to learn more even though the book is "not required." Basically, you’re given a bunch of interesting ideas and visualizations to whet your appetite and then the lectures fade to a picture of the book. I'm not sure whether this course is really trying to teach students or masquerading as a course while functioning as infomercial for the book. It's too bad because it is a fascinating topic and I feel that the lecturer could have made a good course if he took the time to create a 6-8 week MOOC that covered all the material in depth.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years ago
Very nice course. Alex Pentland rocks but in my opinion his ideas are at best if combined with theory U of Otto Scharmer and the way he understand Deep Data. In this framework, Big Data can make a great job ... Very nice course. Alex Pentland rocks but in my opinion his ideas are at best if combined with theory U of Otto Scharmer and the way he understand Deep Data. In this framework, Big Data can make a great job for all of us. In Romania for example Yoga and meditation was interdicted in 1981 until 1990. Probably they are afraid that a small percent of divergent persons will be out of government control. Probably this science works in a proper way only in good hands. But the way we use it must be open.
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