Category Archives: Data Science History

A Very Short History of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

1308                                  Catalan poet and theologian Ramon Llull publishes Ars generalis ultima (The Ultimate General Art), further perfecting his method of using paper-based mechanical means to create new knowledge from combinations of concepts.  The nine most fundamental principles of the … Continue reading

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5 Origins of Data Science

Source: Impact of Big Data on Analytics

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History of Data Science (Infographic)

  Source: Capgemini

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A Statistician’s View on Big Data and Data Science in Pharmaceutical Development

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Big Data and Statisticians, Revisited (Video)

Data Science, Big Data and Statistics – can we all live together? from Chalmers Internal on Vimeo. Terry Speed on how (and a bit on why) statisticians have been left out of the big data movement. Best slide comes at … Continue reading

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John Quincy Adams: An Early Data Scientist?

“Weights and measures may be ranked among the necessaries of life to every individual of human society. They enter into the economical arrangements and daily concerns of every family. They are necessary to every occupation of human industry; to the … Continue reading

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Big Data & Data Science: What Does a Data Scientist Do?

Big Data [sorry] & Data Science: What Does a Data Scientist Do? from Data Science London

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The First Data Scientist on the Evolution of Data Science and the Ever-Changing American Voter

Norman Nie was not surprised by the accurate predictions of the presidential elections’ results from Nate Silver and others. “A lot of it,” he told me recently, “is good statistics and good science and good statistical programming packages.” The increasing … Continue reading

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Data Scientists: The Definition of Sexy

I put “sexy” in the title because I’m told that the words in the title make all the difference in getting noticed on the Web. That has certainly proven true for the Harvard Business Review after it included the word “sexiest” in the title … Continue reading

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The Big Data Meme: 5 Scenarios for IT

In today’s New York Times, Steve Lohr surveys the rise of big data as a term and as a marketing tool, from “the confines of technology” to the mainstream. “The Big Data story is the making of a meme,” says … Continue reading

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