Subscribe to DSC Newsletter

Six keywords characterizing milestones in the history of analytic engineering: from 1988 to 2033

  • 1988: Artificial Intelligence. Also: Computational Statistics.
  • 1995: Web Analytics. Also: Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, ROI, Distributed Architecture, Data Architecture.
  • 2003: Business Analytics. Also: Text Mining, Unstructured Data, Semantic Web, NLP, KPI, Predictive Modeling, Cloud Computing, Lift, Yield.
  • 2012: Data Science. Also: Big Data, Decision Science, Analytics, Software as a Service, On-Demand Analytics.
  • 2022: Data Engineering. Also: Analytics Engineering, Data Management, Data Shaping.
  • 2033: Art of Optimization, Optimization Science, Optimization Engineering, Business Optimization.

Each milestone brings us to a more generic / global / comprehensive understanding about leveraging data.

Views: 1320


You need to be a member of AnalyticBridge to add comments!

Join AnalyticBridge

Comment by Vincent Granville on March 29, 2012 at 11:09am

Hi Gregory - In my opinion 1988 is when (in Europe) AI started to become less popular, and 1988 represents its peak time, at least in Europe, when I started my PhD. By the time I finished my PhD (1993) it was less popular.

Comment by Michael Somerville on March 7, 2012 at 4:25am
I've always liked the saying that "every technology when it is fully developed will be indistinguishable from magic". What are the odds that we will be calling ourselves "data wizards" in the future? :-)
Comment by Vincent Granville on March 4, 2012 at 5:01am

We'll make these keywords become popular ;)

Comment by Vincent Granville on March 3, 2012 at 11:09pm

Nice catch Dean - Pattern recognition and machine intelligence was also popular in the 80s, hence the IEEE J. on PAMI (I published an article on simulated annealing back in early 90s in IEEE PAMI)

And I forgot a famous keyword still very popular as of today: algorithm. It's been popular for hundreds of years.

Comment by Dean Abbott on March 3, 2012 at 11:01pm

Nice list, Vincent. Predictions are always sketchy, so it's interesting to see what you think will be the terms of the future.

In the 80s I'd include the term "Pattern Recognition". In the 60s and 70s, another term that was used was Cybernetics (hence the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics). 

On Data Science Central

© 2021   TechTarget, Inc.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service