Jobs in data science may seem glamorous, but they require dirty work

The role of a data scientist is often seen as one of today’s most glamorous and exciting jobs, but behind the glitz and acclaim are a lot of toil and hard work.

It was nearly five years ago that author and speaker Tom Davenport and high-profile analytics manager D.J. Patil jointly declared data scientist the sexiest job of the 21st century, and their prediction is looking more accurate by the day. Data scientists are behind some of today’s hottest technologies, like self-driving cars and artificial intelligence, and businesses hope to cash in on these transformative technologies.

Author: Ed Burns


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