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How did one boy’s stuffed yellow elephant permanently intertwine itself in history? What is a data scientist? Why is right now the golden age for data science? We take a crack at all three of these questions—the second two, with the help of Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro and Ryan Henning. Transcript Ginette: “Over the past few years, we’ve seen these news flashes: “An article in Harvard Business Review in 2014, titled: Data Scientist: the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century “Mashable’s article in 2015: So You Wanna Be a Data Scientist? A Guide to 2015’s Hottest Profession “Business Insider, 2016: Data Science was the #1 Profession as Rated by Glassdoor “A data science industry observer, KDnuggets, 2017: Data Scientist: Best Job in America, Again, which cites the most recent Glassdoor report outlining the very top jobs in America: “It turns out, four of the five top US jobs deal with data. In descending order, we find data scientist, devops engineer, data engineer, and analytics manager.” Curtis: “With four out of…