Data science: From hubris to human-centered design

This a really thoughtful post from Trifacta Co-founder and CEO Joe Hellerstein (who’s clearly ramping up for the big unveil of Trifacta’s product soon) about the transformation of data science skills. As someone who sometimes tries to do work with data — and ¬†often speaks with people who really do work with data — I couldn’t agree more. There are tools that let “business users” or even journalists do valuable stuff, but they’ll always be many steps behind what folks trained in math and computer science can do. And data transformation sucks for everyone.

IBM wants to help you make sense of everything

If you haven’t heard IBM Fellow Jeff Jonas talk about how the right algorithm can help you figure out who’s who among a sea of data points, you’re missing out. The good news is Jonas’s vision is now a product.