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I'd say that data science adds some domain knowledge to computing. Usually, the domain knowledge is in business analytics, but it could also be medicine or social sciences. Where traditionally trained computer scientists fail is not so much at implementing the solution, but being able to gain beneficial insights either from the needs of the clients or from the results of computation.

After a new round of hiring, we came to the conclusion that "pure" computer scientists will not do the cut, even those with a phd, simply because we are quite convinced that they won't be able to understand the problem at hand.






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