How Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning Work Together


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Author Philip K. Dick posed this question as the title of his 1968 novel that was the basis for the film Blade Runner. The underlying themes of this story include the ethics and philosophy of sentient AI in androids. Two years after the story's "futuristic setting" of 2019, humans are exploring much more specific AI use cases that are nothing like those spun out in the science fiction story. Instead of having to distinguish android "replicants" from real humans, many people are struggling to disambiguate terms such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML). These terms have all become buzzwords commonly found in the business and tech world.