Data Science

What Is Data Science?

Data Science is an emerging field that is plagued by lurid, often inconsequential reports of success. The press has been all too happy to predict the future demise of the human race. But sifting through chaff, we do see some genuinely interesting reports of work that affects both bottom-line profit and top-line revenue. Location discovery service Foursquare, using a range of data science techniques, predicted that Chipotle’s Q1 2016 revenue would drop by 30%, compared to the previous year (Chipotle is a US fast-food outlet) .

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