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Data Science: From Hubris And Machismo To Human-Centered Design

31 January, 2014

Data Science: From Hubris And Machismo To Human-Centered Design

If you follow discussions of Big Data, you may have heard people bandying about a new phrase: “the death of the data scientist.” The crux of their logic seems to be that technology will automate away the need for data scientists. I’m friendly with many data scientists, and to misquote Mark Twain, I believe rumors of their deaths have been greatly exaggerated.

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