What Will Data Science Jobs Look Like In The Future?

What will data science jobs look like in the future? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. I’ll get into my response, but will caveat it by saying that, given this is a projection into the future, I am likely to be wrong. Hopefully the response will be somewhat thought-provoking, though.

I’ll start by summarizing three broader trends: Increasingly complex data science algorithms will continue to be subsumed in packages and technologies that make them orders of magnitude easier to deploy: Consider what the experience of training and deploying (at scale) something like a random forest is like today compared to ten years ago – it is orders of magnitude faster to apply, can be done with a higher degree of quality & with less technical and statistical knowledge.


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