Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Not New Concepts for the Data Science Practitioner

Economic disruption is a reality which has been a gradual development over the last several decades. Artificial intelligence (AI) has simply accelerated this process. Virtually every industry has been impacted by AI and certainly data science is no exception.

Yet, we may also inquire how does machine learning fit within this overall discussion. The explosion of literature on these topics over the last several years is a testament to the popularity of both topics. As a practitioner of data science over the last thirty years, it is easy to become cynical on these topics especially when many of these articles convey the perception to the average lay reader that these are new phenomena.

Author: Richard Boire

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