Want to be the next Tim Berners-Lee? Consider a data science master’s

Information is being created, collected and analysed at an unprecedented rate. Illustration: Jamie Jones/Getty Images/Ikon Images Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilisation up until 2003, according to Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet. As former chief executive of Google, he knows what he’s talking about. Data is being collected at an unprecedented speed and scale by governments, social and mobile networks, e-commerce sites, smart meters, sensors and so on. But this “big data” is of little use unless there are skilled people to analyse and make sense of it. At present, there is a serious dearth of such people. That is why universities have launched MScs in data science, which savvy numerate graduates are signing up for as fast as…


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