What is Data Science?

We examine all things data and demystify Data Science once and for all Collecting and analysing data isn’t anything new so why do we suddenly have a whole new field and what is it all about anyway? Data has been around in large volumes since at least WW2 when thousands of women processed thousands of data points to produce trajectory data tables for artillery batteries. These women were the original computers – which is what they were actually called at the time. Obviously things have changed a bit since then. Over the intervening decades, various fields containing a mix of mathematics and technology have sprung up with intriguing names such as Knowledge Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Information Science, Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, Decision Science and…


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