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Palantir's Stephen Cohen on Big Data: "Humans are of a Greater Order than Algorithms"

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Is 2013 the year we're all replaced by an apocalyptic revolt of robotic yellow elephants? Not so fast, says Palantir's Stephen Cohen. For all big data's power, it requires mindful application by a human hand. In his Wired 2012 talk, Cohen talks about what big data can -- and can't -- accomplish: