Business analytics & Big Data has not only got the business and technology industry excited, but have influenced many movie-makers across the last few decades. It would be a big miss for data scientists and business analysts alike if they don’t know these good references to their field of work and passion.
Here are some interesting movies with Big Data, predictive analytics, and machine learning embedded in the story line.
Ex Machina :
Plot: Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
Plot: The movie is based on a true-story of five highly intellectual Ivy League students who get trained by their professor in card counting at blackjack. Using a combination of code talk and hand signals, these students manage to win hundreds and thousands of dollars at casino after Casino in Las Vegas.
Plot: Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
With the use of historical data and predictive modeling to build a champion baseball team, this true story is sure to delight both data scientists and sports enthusiasts.
I, Robot :
Plot: In 2035 a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
A super computer called VIKI, which stands for Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence, uses truckloads of data and computational powers to take control of the world’s robots. VIKI and its evil plans are eventually defeated by the protagonist with the help of a friendly robot.
Minority Report :
Plot: In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Crucial to this movie’s story are the PreCogs, a small team of humans who can see into the future to predict when the murder will be committed, by whom it will be committed, and who will be the victim.
The PreCogs are the source of future data for the PreCrime police unit, who are really the super-smart “data scientists” doing the hard work. It’s down to this team to solve the time-bound challenge of sifting through visual data and piece together information that nails down the final details in order to prevent the next crime.
It is fun watching these movies while learning the use of Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning.