Data scientists are in demand these days for their focus and training. With the combination of statistics and analytics, they come up with data-derived, statistically relevant and logically predictable outcomes. Why do data scientists matter? Because they are super stars. Who else can bring together artificial intelligence (AI), big data and cloud computing? The Edge Markets brought this to our attention in their article, “Econ 4.0: Why bother with data science?

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, logical processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data. The stars are the data scientists who use a mixture of data mining, data cleansing, machine learning and big data analytics to gain insights from the data. They find the story that the data is trying to tell.

AI, big data and cloud computing are considered the ABCs of data. It is projected that governments and businesses could invest US$98 billion on AI-related solutions and services by 2023. Data scientists are key to this investment.

Melody K. Smith

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