The Data Science and AI Song


Another year, another traditional Christmas song or carol turned into a fun technology-related version! This is the sixth year and my ninth song. I hope you enjoy your 2019 holiday song, based on this famous tune.

The Data Science and AI Song

Computer vision processing on an open stack
The IT folks talking to you about clouds
Recommendation engines and chatbots being asked for by executives
And all sorts of vendors dressed up like data science platforms

Everybody knows a tukey test and some
Deep learning model is needed to grow
Business leaders may roll their eyes
But find it hard to sleep at night without good predictions and forecasts

They know that data science is the way to go
All the journals and thought leaders say it's so
But will the executives
With all the funding
Truly support a more data-driven approach?
Will algorithms truly help the business learn how to fly?

And so, I’m offering this
Simple phrase to leaders from whatever generation you may be
Gen-Z through Boomers
Although it’s been said many times, many ways:
Businesses need to embrace data science and AI in order to thrive ....

Happy holidays, everyone!


About Author

David Pope

Technical Leader, Senior Manager US Energy

David leads the pre-sales technical team for SAS US Energy which solves business problems in the Oil & Gas and Utilities industries using advanced analytics. He is a lifetime learner who enjoys sharing information and helping others to grow their careers. He earned a BS in Industry Engineering and a Computer Programming Certificate from North Carolina State University. Furthermore, he has over 29 years of business experience working with SAS across R&D, IT, Sales and Marketing in the Americas and Europe. He is an expert in working with data and producing insights through the use of analytics. David has presented at SAS Global Forum, the 2012 SAS Government Leadership Summit, IBM’s Information on Demand(IOD), EMC World, CTO Summit Conferences, is the author of the book: "Big Data Analytics with SAS", and he currently holds 14 patents for SAS in several countries: US, CA, Norway, UK, China, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

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