Ever since its launch in 2014, there has been some concern among the data science community on whether Watson Analytics (or other analytics-as-a-services products) could serve as a replacement for data science professionals. Let me settle that concern now by making this declarative statement: Watson Analytics is NOT capable of replacing an organization’s need for data scientists. And, rightly so, it was not designed to be a replacement.
At the initial Watson Analytics public unveiling, IBM leaders made the clear and direct statement that Watson Analytics is designed to be a
“, data scientist accelerator, not a data scientist replacement”.
After working with the software application myself for a few hours, I have quickly uncovered some serious reasons why you have no need for concern that Watson Analytics technology could replace the data scientist role.
This article is continued over at the Data-Mania blog. http://www.data-mania.com/blog/analytics-as-a-service-will-watson-analytics-replace-the-data-science-role/
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