What you should know before you hire a data scientist

Your CEO forwards you an email from a popular management newsletter. The subject contains the two letters A.I. Straight away, you sink into your seat. Everyone is hailing AI, and the Data Scientist, as the saviour of your company. Before you go out and hire your first data scientist to run your AI project, there are some things you should know.

Let’s take a step back a second. What exactly is AI? Artificial Intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence by a machine or computer. It is synonymous with Machine Learning and Data Science, however AI is the current buzz word of choice. These articles portray robots doing human tasks, when actually, they are algorithms crunching mass amounts of data to make automated decisions.

Author: Nick Latocha

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