Data Science: Use with (Great) Care

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  • Database Systems Lab, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560012, Karnataka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2021/v58i3/163889

Keywords:

Data Science

Abstract

Data Science has become the buzz word in recent years. While it has the potential for solving challenging problems, Data Science is subject to methodological abuse. This note highlights the good, bad, and ugly of Data science. A few illustrations are used as examples to highlight how Data could be abused.

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Published

2021-06-20

How to Cite

Haritsa, J. R. (2021). Data Science: Use with (Great) Care. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 58(3), 131–134. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2021/v58i3/163889

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