The growth in artificial intelligence, data science, and big data analytics has created a jobs boom, with the UK alone expected to create 56,000 data science positions each year from now until at least 2020.
Yet for all this, the role of data scientist in the modern organisation is far more talked about than understood. The term summons up images of a mysterious cabal of white coat-wearing people, beavering away on arcane topics of only theoretical interest to their employers. The reality is quite different – both in terms of the role and its practical importance to the organisation.
Author: N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan