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These 5 projects are using big data to solve some of the world's biggest problems

If you've got problems, you'll need big data. Image: REUTERS/Richard Chung

Arezou Soltani Panah

Postdoc Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology

Anthony McCosker

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology


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Distribution of humanitarian actions across inner Melbourne and local government areas. Blue dots and red dots represent scraped Instagram posts around the hashtags #volunteer and #charity.
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