We live in a data-driven world – every digital action we make translates into data of some sort.
Get this – by 2020, the world had generated around 64.2 zettabytes of data. To put this statistic into perspective, the amount of data that humankind generated right from the beginning of human history until about the mid-2000s was estimated to be around 5 exabytes of data. Do you know how many exabytes make up one zettabyte? One thousand. One exabyte is made up of a thousand petabytes and one petabyte is made up of a thousand terabytes and … it keeps stacking up. And that’s not the end of it.
We have been generating so much data that it is now estimated that we will hit a staggering 180 zettabytes by the end of 2025. But what do we do with all this data? How can we make use of it?
The answer is data science. What exactly does it do?
Here’s a look
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