22/09/2020 - DigitalWe’re hearing more and more about data science. This is a very recent discipline, but one which has grown quickly over recent years. Jérôme Feroldi, data scientist at Smartengo, explains exactly what this expression covers.
Hello Jérôme. What’s the purpose of data science?Data science aims at exploring and analyzing a high volume of (digital) data coming from various sources, using mathematical algorithms and statistics (such as “machine learning”), to optimize business processes, to assist with decision-making or to add value (informative, economic…).
What are the concrete applications of data science?The main applications of data science can be sorted into four groups: optimization, automatization, creation and prediction.
In companies, data science is involved in all kinds of jobs and activities: finance, marketing, products, logistics and supply chain, etc.Jérôme Feroldi Data Scientist at Smartengo
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What are the links with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data?Artificial Intelligence refers to the techniques used to imitate the mechanisms of the human brain: image recognition, predictive models for various phenomena (the weather, purchasing behavior, etc.), filtering abusive comments…
What do you believe the future holds for this discipline?It’s reasonable to assume that in the near future more and more environments (services via applications, connected items, etc.) will generate ever greater volumes of data. This will result in more powerful and complex algorithms but also cloud environments