Why automation wont replace data scientists yet

A recent report from Gartner predicts that 40% of data science tasks will become automated by 2020. Since the data science skills gap has been a concerning topic over the past few years, this news comes as a relief to some.

It was Gartner who said, back in 2012, that by 2020 there will be a shortage of 100,000 data scientists. The new report has prompted some to wonder what exactly is the future of jobs in data science and what will the field look like in coming years. To understand...