DataRobot aims to automate low-hanging fruit of data science

Given a profession that Harvest Business Review has termed the sexiest job of the 21st century, we’ve often joked that data scientists are so rare and precious, only 35 of them exist in the whole world. As nature abhors a vacuum, it’s not surprising that data science programs have become a growth industry in the academic world. Answers to the question of “what is a data scientist?” remain elusive; conventional wisdom is that you combine statistical expertise and specialized language programming skills, sprinkle in some domain knowledge along with communications and leadership skills, and voila, you’ve just defined the human manifestation of unicorn. But these superhumans have very human problems, as we noted while parachuting into a data science symposium about a year ago. Issues like identifying the right data,…


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