Data Scientist`s Wish List

If you’ve heard acclaimed data scientist Hilary Mason talk about data, you’d think it was the sexiest thing ever. Her eyes light up, there’s passion in her voice, she talks about play and there’s a certain sort of confidence in her language that suggests that she can uncover the deep stories it can tell.

But the team at CrowdFlower maintains data is often “dirty” and that data scientists loathe cleaning it. CrowdFlower’s remedy is to apply a salve to the problem by crowdsourcing data work by distributing small, discrete tasks to many online contributors in assembly line fashion. Their moniker claims they’ll bring one billion tasks to 5 million contributors, leaving the data scientists with more time to spend on activities that provide more value.

They conducted a survey to reveal insights on: What’s on Data Scientist`s wish list?


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