Time to Embrace a New Identity?

By Thomas Speidel (AMSTAT News)

There is no question in my mind that statisticians are crossing a sea of changes. As a profession, we have made high-quality contributions to many fields over the past decades, with our engagement being perfectly epitomized in the recent book Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook. However, one cannot help but notice the recent trends (and hype) in the closely aligned—and somewhat vaguely defined—fields of analytics, Big Data, data science, and machine learning and wonder if our current model will continue to do well. To read more please click here or go to http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2014/10/01/statview-oct14/.

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