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Rebuffing "Buyer Beware" Attitude on Data Science

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Rebuffing "Buyer Beware" Attitude on Data Science

Overview

In a Forbes blog post titled, "Data Science: Buyer Beware," the author expressed a great deal of skepticism about the sudden popularity of data science. He called data science "yet another business fad that forgets people, and probably just as destructive." Understandably, this rankled many data scientists. We talked with noted data scientist David Smith, vice president of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics, to get his opinion on this "buyer beware" warning.