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Is The Data Science Profession At Risk of Automation?

The other day I read an article about how Uber wants to bestow the power of data science on every one of their employees. The following quote in particular stuck out to me: “The grand vision of the forecasting platform is to provide forecasts at the push of a button.

Absolutely no forecasting expertise [is] required. The only input that’s needed from the user is historical data, whether it’s in the form of a CSV file or a link to a query, as well as the forecast horizon. How far do you want to forecast? Everything else is done completely underneath the hood.” — Franziska Bell, Uber’s Director of Data Science.

Source: towardsdatascience.com
Author: Tony Yiu

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