In business and technology, every era has a defining concept, which absorbs the mental cycles of the entire industry. In technology, with the Silicon Valley-hyperbole machine at play, the concept often becomes larger than life. Over the past 5 years, we’ve had twin concepts that have emerged into the limelight and dominated the technology narrative: Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI.)
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water, and someone has moved all your furniture around. In 2020, data professionals had a choice to make – do I feel around and risk bumping my toe on the couch in the dark, or do I turn on the light?