Data science has changed vastly over the past decade. Now it is revolutionizing the data world and providing a foundation for computers to solve problems in a timely manner. This interesting information came to us from CIO in their article, “The 12 dark secrets of data science.”

Smart algorithms are enriching our personal lives and the business world. Unfortunately, there is also a nefarious element to digital data. Everyone who approaches a new collection of data with the job of extracting meaningful insights needs to keep this dark side in mind.

Data can be used for good, harnessed for the betterment of society, but it can also be abused. Data analytics can be highly fragmented. Most technologies are not mature and require heavy duty code writing that leads to fragmentation, low productivity and the need for deep skills in delivery teams. With so much that was bad, ugly, or both, where then is the good in the future of statistics for the public?

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.