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5 Industries Machine Learning is Disrupting

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We talk about artificial intelligence (AI), robots, and machine learning as if they’re coming soon, or are just some tech pipe dream. They’re not. They’re Read more

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5 Takeaways from the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

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Import.io exhibited at the Gartner Data & Analytics conference this week in Grapevine, TX as part of the British Consulate’s booth. After talking with attendees Read more

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The Top 20 Big Data Blogs and Influencers to Follow

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According to research conducted by Gartner, “Big data investments continue to rise but are showing signs of contracting.” The company’s most recent survey found that Read more

Epic rain in San Jose, CA last night, or was it?

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  My CEO messaged the team from Los Gatos last night and asked, “Anyone ever seen rain as heavy as that in California before. Whoa.” Read more

Machine learning dataset for musical training

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At the beginning of October, myself and my partner Aida, released a Twitter bot – LnH AI: The Band. This hobby project of ours is Read more

Analysts, Scientists and Engineers: Who does what in data and how to tell the difference

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The popularity of data in business is rising, and with it, the abundance of data-related jobs. In any given day you might chat to the Read more

Trump is winning the media mention war

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Whether or not you’re a fan of “The Donald”, you can’t deny that he is everywhere! Trump is dominating both the left and right wing Read more

Anthony Goldbloom gives you the secret to winning Kaggle competitions

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Kaggle has become the premier Data Science competition where the best and the brightest turn out in droves – Kaggle has more than 400,000 users Read more

20 questions to detect fake data scientists

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Now that the Data Scientist is officially the sexiest job of the 21st century, everyone wants a piece of the pie.

That means there are a few data posers out there. People who call themselves Data Scientists, but who don’t actually have the right skill set.

This isn’t always done out of a desire to decieve. The newness of data science and lack of a widely understood job description means that many people may think they are data scientists purely becuase they deal with data. 

From masters to Microsoft: 7 charts that plot the path of today’s data scientists

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There are currently 11,400 data scientists worldwide and 52% of them earned that title within the past 4 years. Where are they coming from? Where are they working? What did they do to get here?

Based on a massive study done by RJMetrics that analyzed 360 million LinkedIn profiles, we were able to answer these questions and more in order to paint a picture of the state of data science today.

In this post, we’ll look at 7 charts that determine the education level of data scientists, their areas of study, where geographically they work, and which companies they work for.