June 7th, 2013

Data Science is NOT Rocket Science

RSS icon RSS Category: Uncategorized [EN]
Fallback Featured Image

Finding myself at 0x is a lot less like starting fresh in a new profession and more like choosing cultural expatriation – it is a whole new (beautiful) world. On my first day everyone spoke what I was relatively sure should be English, but it felt like they were actually speaking in their own dialect (which I’ve come to think of as Hexperanto).
While the language barrier and nerd-up culture is intimidating, it’s not impossible. In fact, the infinite possibility comes across in a philosophy that Sri is fond of paraphrasing as “data science is not rocket science.” 
It’s not impossible, but it is a science. Just like physics, data science is how we derive functions that describe the world around us. Not everyone is going to question the world around them – but if they do, the challenge should lie in finding the answer, not being intimidated by asking the questions.
So that’s my job here for now – to help ask questions. Because data science is not rocket science; this isn’t impossible. It’s aspirational. For me that means being able to talk about an approach to the world in language that makes intuitive sense to the curious, whether they’re rocket scientists, data scientists, social scientists, or just cultural expats (like me).  It’s my goal to be rigorous, but not exclusionary. There is a good chance that from time to time I miss the mark (or get things wrong). When that happens, I would like to do better, so send me your questions to Irene [at] 0xdata.com

Leave a Reply

+
A Brief Overview of AI Governance for Responsible Machine Learning Systems

Our paper “A Brief Overview of AI Governance for Responsible Machine Learning Systems” was recently

November 30, 2022 - by Navdeep Gill, Abhishek Mathur and Marcos V. Conde
+
H2O World Dallas Customer Talks

After three long years of not having an #H2OWorld, we finally held our first one

November 24, 2022 - by Vinod Iyengar
+
New in Wave 0.24.0

Another Wave release has arrived with quite a few exciting new features. Let's quickly go

November 21, 2022 - by Martin Turoci
Fallback Featured Image
+
H2O.ai Raises $40 Million to Democratize Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise

Series C round led by Wells Fargo and NVIDIA MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – November 30, 2017

November 20, 2022 - by
+
H2O.ai Placed Furthest in Completeness of Vision in 2021 Gartner Data Science and Machine Learning Magic Quadrant in the Visionaries Quadrant. — Copy

At H2O.ai, our mission is to democratize AI, and we believe driving value from data

November 18, 2022 - by Read Maloney, SVP of Marketing
+
H2O.ai Expands Market Footprint in Healthcare AI by Signing Hackensack Meridian Health and Other Key Providers

We’re excited to attend the HLTH conference this week in Las Vegas, NV. This industry

November 14, 2022 - by Prashant Natarajan

Start Your Free Trial