How will (or can) data analysis change production?

I am fascinated by most technology, particularly how it can be applied to the things I am interested in professionally: the production, distribution and marketing of video/filmic entertainment. Two recent articles have stuck in my mind. The Japanese research quoted in the excerpt and How cold, hard numbers can be used to foretell the battle where researchers are using Wikileaks information, among other sources, to predict where violence will break out. Continue reading How will (or can) data analysis change production?