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What is data science and how do we use data?

What is data science? Explore this question by watching the video and getting involved in the discussion in this step.

Welcome to the introductory course in applied data science. You have joined the course because you are interested in learning more about data science, and some of the fundamentals of data science.

Before we get started, let’s first consider what data science involves and why it has become increasingly popular and fundamental to our big data society.

Watch the video and then look at our first task.

Your task

Having watched the video what are your thoughts on data science and its practical application to our everyday lives?
Please share your thoughts on this with your fellow learners in the comments.
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