Datanami: How Big Data Can Help the Sick and Poor

One group that's doing a lot of social good with big data is Sumall Foundation (SumAll.org), which launched about a year ago with the ambitious goal of using big data to impact social issues. So far, the New York City organization, which was spun out of the social media analytics firm SumAll.com founded by Dane Atkinson, has brought its expertise to bear on problems ranging from homelessness in New York City, the Syrian war, human trafficking, and prescription drug abuse across the United States.

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