Training data scientists: a few challenges

  • Gilbert SaportaEmail author
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Faced with a large shortage of data scientists talents, initial education is not enough to fill the gap: lifelong learning is a necessity. An example of such a training is given.


Data scientist Shortage of talents Lifelong learning 


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The author states that there is no conflict of interest. He thanks the editors and referees for their valuable comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Conservatoire National des Arts et MétiersParisFrance

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