Silver BlogCartoon: Data Scientist – the sexiest job of the 21st century until …

This Data Scientist thought that he had the sexiest job of the 21st century until the arrival of the competition ...

Only 4 years ago, the 2012 Harvard Business Review article by Thomas Davenport and DJ Patil proclaimed Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

But here is what may be coming ...

Data Scientist competition for sexiest job of the 21st century

Data Scientist: "I thought I had the sexiest job of the 21st century"

This cartoon was ably drawn by Jon Carter.

The cartoon was inspired by a recent post by the same Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby: Six Very Clear Signs That Your Job Is Due To Be Automated, which among criteria for jobs likely to be automated included:
  • It Involves Answering Data-Dependent Questions
  • It Involves Quantitative Analysis
  • It Involves The Creation Of Data-Based Narratives
all criteria describing the job of a Data Scientist!

Moreover, recent KDnuggets Poll Data Scientists Automated and Unemployed by 2025? found the majority of respondents thought that expert-level Data Science will be automated by 2025.

Here are more KDnuggets posts on Data Science automation and KDnuggets tags Here is KDnuggets Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science Cartoon page


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