Barriers and Challenges– There is no doubt in the fact that data science has really influenced everything we do these days. From technology to automation, everything is due to data science. But there are some challenges, problems that are faced by data science which were supposed to be discussed in order to find out the right solutions and implement them in the correct way and the most efficient way possible. Hence in this article, we will discuss some of the common problems faced by data scientists in the various domains of data science.


Problem Identification 

Most of the time the problem identification is the major issue to curb the challenges in business. Many times it is seen that data scientists are not able to catch the crux of the problem and identify the issue it deals with. The job of data scientists is not only to understand the data but make it more readable and understandable for the users. There are a lot of softwares that data scientists can use in order to make data more readable and understandable by using visual aids. 

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These problems if not discussed or brought in front of the audience may cause confusion in the future aspirants who want to be data scientists. These problems may be related to the data, the machine or the computer itself and sometimes even with the security of the data of the users.

Big Data is so big that it makes it difficult to analyse. For instance, cardholder data should be managed in a highly secured data vault, using multiple encryption keys with split knowledge and dual/triple control. Big data also presents a tremendous opportunity for enterprises across multiple industries especially in the tsunami-like data flow industries i.e. Payments and Social media.



Maintaining the quality of data

We know that in various fields of data science like artificial intelligence machine learning, we are supposed to feed the computer or the equivalent machine with data which it has to carefully analyze and then figure out the patterns in the data and then apply the similar concepts in unsolved problems.


But if the data is not clean, then various problems may arise. If there is a lack of good quality data, the computer or the machine would not be able to learn properly and then we will get inaccurate results. 

In order to leverage data from different platforms i.e. CRM platforms, spreadsheets, enterprise planning systems, social media feeds like facebook, twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, company website feed section, any video file, and any other source. Thanks to mobile devices, tracking systems, RFID, sensor networks, Internet searches, automated record keeping, video archives,   e-commerce, etc. -coupled with the more information derived by analyzing all this information, which on its own creates another enormous data set.



Handling large amounts of data

The problems which are more complex required more amount of data to be studied well. So if there is too much data, then it becomes very difficult to handle such a large amount of multidimensional data. There are a lot of problems associated with large chunks of data. It becomes very difficult to analyze and organize large amounts of data.

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It is difficult to represent large amounts of data as visual aids like charts, tables, and graphs. Apart from it, there are some more serious problems associated with large amounts of data. It is very difficult to ensure the security of such a large amount of data, which can compromise with the privacy and security of the users and their data.

Today’s data has an answer for most of the things if not everything. Data of today can be quantified and tracked easily as it has human elements. What this means –

  • What will the temperature be next day or week or even one a particular day in the future?
  • How my follower’s trend may look like in the next 3 months?
  • How the health of the person would be based on data and the environment?
  • How many sales will be next month?

“For telecom service providers The change or shift (in data volume) that 5G and subsequent network generations will bring will not be the same as from 3G to 4G”. The powerful combination of mobile data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms will become the key driver for exponential growth in data usage. 


Lack of Skilled Personnel

This is one of the biggest problems faced by data science, so it is worth reiterating. This constitutes more than 30% of the problems faced by data scientists. There are not enough experts who have good knowledge of programming and mathematics or even business analytics that can prove useful for data science.


Points to Note:

All credits if any remains on the original contributor only. The guest author has covered all the basics around data science challenges. Machine Learning is all about data, computing power and algorithms to look for information. How machine can do more than just translation this is covered in Generative Adversarial Networks. A family of artificial neural networks.


Feedback & Further Question

Do you have any questions about Supervised Learning or Machine Learning? Leave a comment or ask your question via email. Will try my best to answer it.


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Tejeswini Teju – Is the auther of this post and all content ownership and resposibilty is on her. AILabPage has done proof reading and minor editorial changes (text in italic and images), Her efforts eventually enhance companies shape by delivering the stupendous solutions to their business problems.

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  1. Muhammad Sharjeel Ashraf June 12, 2020 at 14:47

    personal data would always remain a concern especially since so much data is now available. user content is almost non existing, compilation, curation, and other such practices are rampant. A person serves the global MNCs.

    You have written a thought provoking blog. Keep up the good work.



  2. This post is very simple to read and appreciate without leaving any details out. Great work!
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