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Who is a data scientist?

A data scientist is an analytical expert who has the perfect mix of computer science, statistics as well as business acumen to convert complicated & intricate business problems into technical & statistical solutions which can enable business to use historical data to shape future decisions. In addition to that, a data scientist needs to also possess the requisite exploratory skills & curiosity to find potential risks & faults from data; and prescribe the most optimal solution to the business.

Furthermore, the precise definition of data scientist is not a rigid one and varies from businesses to businesses. A data scientist in one company could be doing a different set of jobs as compared to other businesses. Data science being a subset of machine learning; different ML profiles such as AI engineers etc. also at times come under the data scientist profile.