The hunter(data scientist) will become the hunted (automated) sooner than we thought

It appears data scientists copy the most.

This implies the one who automates others’ work will get automated out sooner than we thought.

Supporting Facts

1. Top ten tags as per copied code snippets from StackOverflow are following, look copies per post specifically for the highlighted rows[1].

2. “How to iterate over rows in a DataFrame in Pandas” received the most copies[1].

Answered in 2013, this question continues to help thousands of data scientists each week.

3. Launch and very quick improvements of automated cloud AI services like NLP, vision, chatbots, and autoML also means most of the core data science work and some data engineering work getting automated.

I will end it with a question for you:

What data scientists should learn to stay relevant in the next 2–5 years?

Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive analysis of this argument. This is my personal opinion and general feeling about the direction where we are going.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments