- Automating data science
There is a lot of debate about whether data scientists will or won't be automated out of a job. It turns out that machines are far better at doing rote tasks faster and more reliably than humans, such as data wrangling.
"The automation of data science will likely be widely adopted and speak to this issue of the shortage of data scientists, so I think in the near term this could have a lot of impact," said David Schatsky, managing director at Deloitte and one of the authors of Deloitte's new report.
Industry analysts are bullish about the prospect of automating data science tasks, since data scientists can spend an inordinate amount of time collecting data and preparing it ready for analysis. For example, Gartner estimates that 40% of a data scientist's job will be automated by 2020.
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