The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk.
Data scientists have been called “unicorns” because finding the right person with the right set of skills — including coding, statistics, machine learning, database management, visualization techniques, and industry-specific knowledge — could be practically impossible. But machine learning and big data itself may be making those unicorns as obsolete as they are mythical.
New machine learning algorithms can autonomously analyze data and identify patterns, even interpret the data and produce reports and data visualizations.
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