Dataiku Presents: The History of Data Science

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edited June 27 in What's New

This was originally posted by Dataiku on September 2, 2021 by @ZacharieT

After collaborating across several teams with dozens of Dataikers over the past year, we are proud to announce our latest online experience: History of Data Science! From the pioneers who led the way in the beginning ages of science and mathematics to modern innovators, features the heroes of data science who have shaped the way we live and think today.

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Why would we go through all this effort? Well, that’s just who we are. We’ve spent a year building this project because we believe Everyday AI can only grow in the fertile soil of a shared data science culture. We believe culture is what brings people together and enables them to build great things. We believe learning about errors from the past will enable us to build 21st century AI that is inclusive, collaborative, and responsible.


Fancy a sneak peek?

Here are three statements, can you guess which one is false?

  1. Claude Shannon, the father of logic gates and binary code, used to ride a unicycle down the halls of Bell Labs — while juggling.
  2. A 19th century countess named Ada Lovelace predicted that computers would one day compose music — 150 years before Daft Punk.
  3. Alan Turing once wrote a program to calculate the trajectory of Halley's Comet — it's still compiling.

Is there a concept or specific data science trailblazer you would like to learn more about that isn’t on the website? Share his or her story with us at


P.S. Did I mention we also released a graphic novel on the History of Data Science? More on this very soon...

Visit the History of Data Science Website

Read up on specific data science innovators, articles about specific concepts (i.e., What's a gradient boosting algorithm?), and much more.


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