Figure Eight has been taking the pulse of the data science community for quite a while now, and a lot has changed since our original Data Science Report in 2015. Machine learning projects are multiplying and more and more data – 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day – is required to power them. Understanding what those involved think about the technology they’re pioneering is important.
In this year’s report we look at:
- Job satisfaction. Data scientists don’t just like their job, they love it.
- The data and tools that data scientists are working with in 2018.
- Ethical issues around building and deploying AI.
- Algorithmic bias. Are we still in denial?