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Arjun PanesarMachine Learning and AI for Healthcare https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3799-1_2

2. Data

Arjun Panesar1 
Coventry, UK

“The plural of anecdote is data.”

—Raymond Wolfinger

Data is everywhere. Global disruption and international initiatives are driving datafication. Datafication refers to the modern-day trend of digitalizing (or datafying) every aspect of life. This data creation is enabling the transformation of data into new and potentially valuable forms. Entire municipalities are being incentivized to become smarter. In the not too distant future, our towns and cities will collect thousands of variables in real time to optimize, maintain, and enhance the quality of life for entire populations. One would ...

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