While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.
Everyone in the data chain has to worry about the question of ethics and security. Individuals want to protect their data. Companies and researchers want to learn from it. Big data, like many other emerging areas of technology, suffer from very real ethical problems. Regulations, governing bodies, and even general
You know who you are. You’re a Data Scientist. In interview rooms across the world, fat cat executives are pushing contracts under your noses with extortionately high numbers on them. What a time to be one of a few doing backstrokes at the world’s most exclusive pool party, right!? What
Amusement parks are big. Rides cost several million dollars, and operators need to keep track of thousands of visitors every day. Big data may be just the solution amusement parks have been looking for, but it won’t be an easy transition. From updating data practices and hardware to convincing customers
The typical Hollywood portrayal of spywork makes the field appear a lot more glamorous than it really is. For better or worse, intelligence agencies really feature a lot of sorting through files, documents, numbers, and other data, most of it done in office buildings with employees hunched over computers. While
No matter what word you use—virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial life, virtual environments—the upcoming family of virtual technology is slowly but surely coming to the general market. New VR companies are popping up. Old companies are finding new uses for VR. Data science is getting a VR makeover. All of
Finding missing children and unraveling the complex web of human trafficking is no easy task. The relevant datasets are massive and often unstandardized. It can be difficult to find the right data at all, as it often disappears from websites and pages on a regular basis. When data is hard
The future of 3D printing is heavily reliant on the power of data. The Internet of Things means users will be able to access and print files remotely, as well as create incredible scans and share prints. But, there are also several more opportunities for big data and 3D printing
Finding and hiring a top-notch data scientist is a tough endeavor. The distinct skill set at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, information technology and business is rare to find and suitable candidates are well aware of their market value. Salary expectations well beyond $100,000 dollars are the new normal. Nevertheless,
FinTech is disrupting the banking world—and bringing consumers along for the ride. Of course, such a major shift in policies and the way companies do business is bound to have equally powerful effects on legislature. Regulations have been strict since 2008, and many US banks have been hit with huge
In the world of data analysis, one tool is often left unused. While being a very powerful analytics tool, cohorts are often pushed aside due to their seemingly complex nature. With a lot to offer in the way of data analysis, let’s take a deeper (yet simplified) look into cohorts.