Data science is one of the fastest growing industries and has been called the ‘Sexiest job of the 21st Century’. But what exactly is data science? In this podcast, brought to you by DataCamp, Hugo Bowne-Anderson approaches the question by exploring what problems data science can solve rather than defining what data science is. From automated medical diagnosis and self-driving cars to recommendation systems and climate change, come on a journey with experts from industry and academia to explore the industry that will change the course of the 21st century.


episode 58: #58 Critical Thinking in Data Science

This week, Hugo speaks with Debbie Berebichez about the importance of critical thinking in data science. Debbie is a physicist, TV host and data scientist and is currently the Chief Data Scientist at Metis in NY.

In a world and a professional space plagued by buzz terms like AI, big data, deep learning, and neural networks, conversations around skill sets and less than productive programming language wars, what has happened to critical thinking in data science and data thinking in general?

What type of critical thinking skills are even necessary as data science, AI and machine learning become even more present in all of our lives and how spread out do they need to be across organizations and society? Listen to find out!


  • DataFramed Guest Suggestions (who do you want to hear on DataFramed?)
  • Debbie on Twitter
  • Debbie's Website
  • Debbie Berebichez- Media Reel (Video)
  • Deborah Berebichez' Keynote at Grace Hopper Celebration 2017 (Video)
  • Debbie Berebichez on Perseverance and Paying it Forward (Video)
  • Things about the Future and the Future of Things (By Debbie Berebichez, Video)
FROM THE SEGMENTSData Science tools for getting stuff done and giving it to the world (with Jared Lander ~21:55)
  • Lander Analytics Website
  • Docker Website
  • plumber Website
Statistical Distributions and their Stories (with Justin Bois ~39:30)
  • Probability distributions and their stories (By Justin Bois)
  • The History of Statistics (By Stephen M. Stigler)
  • The Evolution of the Normal Distribution (By Saul Stahl)

Original music and sounds by The Sticks.


 2019-03-25  58m