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THE HUMAN FACE OF BIG DATA | Google Flu | PBS

THE HUMAN FACE OF BIG DATA premieres Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

Until recently the only way to detect a flu epidemic was by accumulating information submitted by doctors about patient visits. Now, by simply using data from online searches, we can detect a flu outbreak almost two weeks before the CDC.