The Future of Data Science

What does the future of data science look like? If you’re Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri, the future of data science is all about predictive models—lots of them running in semi-automated fashion at truly massive scale. But will that eliminate the need for data scientists?Gualtieri laid out his vision on the future of data science and the role that data scientists will play in it during a recent webinar sponsored by Skytree, a developer of software for automating predictive analytics using machine learning models. That in itself should give you a hint as to where the Forrester analyst was going with his predictions. The past of data science was all about descriptive analytics, or describing what has already taken place, Gualtieri says. But the future of data science will hinge on…


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