The goal of data scientists is to put themselves out of business

The goal of data scientists is to put themselves out of business:

These new tools imply a new paradigm in which no data scientist is involved, but everyone else in the company is: business execs set a vision, managers define specs for integrating predictions, software engineers work on implementation. This requires that everyone knows a bit about machine learning, but that can be rapidly learned even by non-technical types once you skip algorithms and theory to only focus on studying the core concepts, intuitions and possibilities of machine learning, and some key examples.