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Data Scientist, Travel Intelligence, Amadeus IT Group
I had to stop and think before articulating some of the things that data will change in the future, because the future I was about to consider is already here. Data has already changed our world. Social networks, through data, are changing the way we interact: they allow us to maintain friendships with many more people than was possible in the past; they can give a voice to oppressed people; and they can help us avoid an unnecessary trip to the airport when our flight has been cancelled. Isn't this truly amazing?
Now, for the real future. Here we go!
will become so accurate that we will be able to move populations before they are hit by major natural disasters. Well, this isn’t my most original one…
will be the new norm, bringing the most impressive breakthroughs seen in medicine since the first vaccines. In fact - and this has already started - medicine could be taken over by data, deeply reshaping many parts of the medical profession. The most basic activities performed by doctors, such as measuring body constants, will be replaced with digitised information, enabling them to focus more on scientific research.
is the trust that users put in it. With the progress of cryptography, people could start to fully rely on virtual currencies. More generally, cryptography and distributed computation could be in a position to replace any data-based service, connecting any kind of end-users in the most secure manner.
by adapting training to the pupils’ needs, enabling them to learn at an advanced rate and using data science robots to support educational development.
Wait and see... data science
is bound to shape a future filled with remarkable achievements.Editor’s note: It’s been labelled the sexiest profession of the 21st Century, one where demand has raced ahead of supply, a hybrid of data hacker, analyst, communicator, and trusted advisor. Data scientists are people with the skill set (and the mind-set) to tame Big Data technologies and put them to good use. But what kind of person does this? Who has that powerful –and rare- combination of skills? In this series, Amadeus’ team of Data Scientists seek to unlock the answers to those questions and their impact on travel.