Realizing the Potential of Data Science

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 61 No. 4, Pages 67-72, April 2018

Publié le 5 avril 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

The ability to manipulate and understand data is increasingly critical to discovery and innovation. As a result, we see the emergence of a new field—data science—that focuses on the processes and systems that enable us to extract knowledge or insight from data in various forms and translate it into action. In practice, data science has evolved as an interdisciplinary field that integrates approaches from such data-analysis fields as statistics, data mining, and predictive analytics and incorporates advances in scalable computing and data management. But as a discipline, data science is only in its infancy.