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.

Author: Tony Yiu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s