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When will most expert-level Predictive Analytics/Data Science tasks be automated?


 
  

When will most expert-level Predictive Analytics/Data Science tasks - currently done by human Data Scientists - be automated: [255 voters]
Now (it already happened) (13)  5.1%
in 1-2 years (10)  3.9%
in 2-5 years (35)  14%
in 5-10 years (72)  28%
in 10-20 years (42)  16%
in 20-50 years (20)  7.8%
it will take more than 50 years (16)  6.3%
never (48)  18.8%

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Comments

Brian Stamper, "expert-level" defined by poll
Since we are unclear on what is meant by expert level, we can use the results of this poll to define it - whatever the winning outcome is, say 5-10 years, we then define "expert level" talents as those things which will be automated in 5-10 years.

Katharina Morik, expert level analysis
The answer to the question depends on the definition of "expert-level analysis". More and more subtsaks have been made available for automatic processing. However, the expert-level is exactly above. Hence, expert-level analysis becomes more and more demanding until it covers all science and philosophy. At this ultimate point, I doubt robots or other machines can operate without any expert-level above. But. I admit, this is then mere guessing.

Thomas W Dinsmore, Automating Data Science
It's fair to say that some data science tasks are automated today and some will never be automated. The key words, of course, are "expert level"

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