In a Forbes article dripping with irony, the question is asked: will data science eliminate data scientists? It seems unlikely to me, although I do believe the lower end of data science will become widely distributed. You can read the article here. My worries about AI involve Skynet going live.
I just came across this white paper by our friends at EMC. Key takeaways: The cost of computing power, data storage, and high-bandwidth internet access have plunged over the past 20 years. Companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google are making data their primary product. There is a huge talent gap for data scientists.