What is Data Science?

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About this Course

Do you want to know why data science has been labeled the sexiest profession of the 21st century? After taking this course, you will be able to answer this question, understand what data science is and what data scientists do, and learn about career paths in the field.

The art of uncovering insights and trends in data has been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used census data to increase efficiency in tax collection and accurately predicted the Nile River's flooding every year. Since then, people have continued to use data to derive insights and predict outcomes. Recently, they have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do. This field is data science.

In today's world, we use Data Science to find patterns in data and make meaningful, data-driven conclusions and predictions.
This course is for everyone and teaches concepts like how data scientists use machine learning and deep learning and how companies apply data science in business.

You will meet several data scientists, who will share their insights and experiences in data science. By taking this introductory course, you will begin your journey into this thriving field.


Rav Ahuja
Rav Ahuja
Global Program Director
Alex Aklson
Alex Aklson
Ph.D., Data Scientist