MIT builds tool that could assist Asian Big Data plans

Researchers in MIT have built software that could help solve a global shortage of data scientists and analysts. The United States is short of 140,000 to 190,000 data analysts. In Asia, Malaysia has said that it needs 1500 data scientists by 2020. On last count in April, there were only 80. Singapore has said that data science and analytics is “at the heart” of its Smart Nation movement. Both governments have launched massive online open courses to help citizens get skilled. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has built a prototype that can help: it can draw patterns from vast amounts of data much faster than humans. The Data Science Machine is a software that uses artificial intelligence to sift through Big Data, pick the right variables to analyse,…


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