By Steve Mock – Beyond any one analysis, there’s a bigger reason why we collect so much data. Emerging tools like artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to revolutionize how we generate, move, store and use critical resources like electricity and water. But to reach their potential, these tools require mountains of data.
Steve Mock is Pecan Street Inc.’s director of data and information services. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Pecan Street conducts groundbreaking data research, product testing and policy analysis that accelerate the development and deployment of innovative climate and conservation solutions.