The Demise of the Data Scientist: Heresy or Fact?

As an avid practitioner of data science, I purposely try to read articles that provide new learning and knowledge in this discipline or which at least tend to be controversial from my perspective.

One article from an IT leader of a well-respected U.S. organization hypothesized that data scientists will in the future become like switchboard operators:obsolete.  The primary reason for this declining demand according to the author  was that increased automation and operationalization of business processes will not require the technical skills of the data scientist.

Author: Richard Boire

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