Bilingual


baɪˈlɪŋgwəl

Practitioners across disciplines who possess both domain knowledge and data science expertise.

The Governance Lab (GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering just launched the 100 Questions Initiative, “an effort to identify the most important societal questions whose answers can be found in data and data science if the power of data collaboratives is harnessed.”

The initiative will seek to identify questions that could help unlock the potential of data and data science in solving various global and domestic issues, including but not limited to, climate change, economic inequality, and migration. These questions will be sourced from individuals who have expertise in both a public issue and data science or what The GovLab calls “bilinguals.”

Tom Kalil, the Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures, argues that the emergent use of data science and machine learning in the public sector will increase the demand for individuals “who speak data science and social sector.”

Similarly within the business context, David Meer wrote that “being bilingual isn’t just a matter of native English speakers learning how to conjugate verbs in French or Spanish. Rather, it’s important that businesses cultivate talent that can simultaneously speak the language of advanced data analysis and nuts-and-bolts business operations. As data analysis becomes a more prevalent and powerful lever for strategy and growth, organizations increasingly need bilinguals to form the bridge between the work of advanced data scientists and business decision makers.”

For more info, visit www.the100questions.org