On Tuesday Facebook announced it hired machine learning pioneer Yann LeCun to run its newly created artificial intelligence lab. Scooping up one of the biggest names in the field is a major move for the company, but it’s not a surprising one. If anything, Facebook is late to enter to the data science arms race that’s underway in Silicon Valley and the country as a whole.
As a data scientist, I should believe in the value of surveys and other data collection mechanisms. In the case IT industry surveys, I’m not convinced how accurately the respondents report their reality while rushing through online surveys. So taking the results with a grain of salt, I found an intriguing article appearing in Forbes: The State of Big Data: What The Surveys Say.
Hiring a data scientist is on the agenda for many companies these days, and the job market for this new profession is exploding. But interviewing data scientists is hard. The tech press sporadically publishes “best” interview questions that are nothing less than cringe-worthy.