Our own Informationist and Principal Data Scientist, Alberto Artasanchez, has authored a great new article, entitled “Data is the New Code”.
Recently in the machine learning and artificial intelligence realm, there is no need to continuously change code. The same code that can extract insights from one dataset can be used to process a completely different dataset. Essentially the input data is now the “code” and the only time the model changes is when we come up with an optimization of the code to make it faster or more precise.
This insight is a game changer because it forces us to shift our attention away from being coders and bit twiddlers and turns our attention to find data in untraditional places to feed these models and to come up with interesting questions to ask from that data.