Data Scientist Janitors

I came across this article the other day and it got me thinking. The main premise of the article is that Data Scientists' minds are being wasted cleaning data. While Data Scientists are hired to provided good analysis for decision making, what they end up doing the majority of time is cleaning data so they can analyze it.

This being my 9th week now at Metis, I would say that 30-60% of my time spent on projects is cleaning data. I hope that this number goes down as better tools are created. One such tool is called mergic and was actually created by one of my instructors Aaron Schumacher. Here is a link to a presentation he did about mergic!


What I Learned Today:
The famous Aaron Burr “Got Milk?” ad from 1993 was directed by Michael Bay.