IBM Brings More Data Science to College

To help close the growing skill gap in analytics, IBM has announced it’s expanding its data science education efforts. According to IT research and advisory company Gartner, the number of citizen data scientists is on track to grow five times faster than the number of highly skilled data scientists through 2017, and the need for talent who can make data-driven insights and decisions will increase as well. Through IBM’s new Watson Analytics Academic Program, students at select universities around the world will gain access to tools and resources that will help them build data-analytic skills. “With the shortage of data scientists, the rapid increase of citizen analysts and the growth in data, we need a paradigm shift away from Q&A-driven analysis and more towards unbiased inquiry to allow data scientists…


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