Although data science is a top trend in today’s job market, the field has been eager to reach mainstream for nearly 300 years. “Data science” first appeared at the International Federation of Classification Societies in Japan back in 1996; and by 2010, “data science” completely infiltrated the common vernacular.
By 2025, it’ll be customary for us to create 175 billion new terabytes of daily on a daily basis. As John Foreman, VP of Product Management at MailChimp said, “Data scientists are kind of like the new Renaissance folks, because data science is inherently multidisciplinary.” Saying this, data scientists have the knowledge and resources to change the world. By creating new technology and building AI software, data scientists can also solve complex problems.
A background in computer science and mathematics is required for data scientists, and the rest varies on the individual’s specialty desires. Read more on the history of data science, and how makers of smart technology perform, below.