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  • 11th January 2024

How AI is Reshaping Every Step of the Data Analytics Journey  


AI is a popular branch of computer science that has developed popularity in smart machine development. It is well known for successfully accomplishing tasks performed by humans. With further divisions in the field of AI it is divided into two segments: General AI and Narrow AI. General AI leads to performing any intellectual task performed by humans, whereas Narrow AI can only perform a specific task, for example, voice recognition. 

Diving more into AI leads to its subfields, including machine learning and Generative AI. Machine learning leads to learning algorithms from data to enhance preciseness over time. This empowers machines to understand and respond to humans. Generative AI, on the other hand, employs machine learning algorithms to create new data. The data, moreover, resembles the traits and patterns of the data used for training. This involves text and image generation. Open AI’s GPT-4 model is one of the most popular examples of Generative AI. 

The upsurging prominence of AI has, moreover, inaugurated a new chapter for data analytics. Not merely is it providing efficient tools and techniques for data analytics but also transforming the entire landscape. It has shown its potential in the field of data analytics simply by improving the skills, roles, and processes associated with decision-making and strategizing. In this article we have covered certain aspects of and roles of AI in data analytics. 

AI for Data Analysis 

AI for data analysis enables the process of huge amounts of complicated data at greater speeds, leading to rapid and more precise business observation. Predictive analytics, a form of AI, is an example of this that can be used to analyze historical data to predict future behaviors and trends. 

AI-powered tools, furthermore, can filter out unstructured data, including customer reviews and comments on different platforms and later can provide valued insights based on them. Generative AI, furthermore, has offered ample capabilities for data analysts. Some of them are mentioned below.   

Code Interpretation and Generation: Imagine having a certain script coded in Python when you don’t know this language. In this scenario, generative AI can help you by reading and transforming the Python code into an understandable language. Generative AI may produce personalized boilerplate code in Python when developing new scripts, entirely depending on the analyst’s instructions. 

Learning and Problem-Solving: While a data analyst desires to gain insight into a new topic, such as deep learning, generative AI can generate a tailored learning plan that includes relevant resources. The GPT-4 code translator plugin is equipped to deal with complicated mathematical challenges that may arise during data processing. 

Domain-Specific Support: Imagine an analyst working on a healthcare project who comes across a query unique to that domain. Generative AI can deliver an appropriate response by bridging the gap between technical knowledge and domain-specific understanding. However, it is not reliable as generative AI is also known for making facts occasionally with great confidence, often referred to as “hallucination.” 

Exploratory Data Analysis: If researchers want a rapid overview of a new dataset, they may use artificial intelligence (AI) to generate short statistics and visuals that offer a fast and natural grasp of the information’s important properties.  

Augmented Predictive Analytics: Generative AI may improve predictive analytics by providing firms with more accurate projections. For example, a logistics business with little historical data might utilize generative models to simulate multiple scenarios, increasing the accuracy of future supply and demand projections.  

Stress Testing and Risk Analysis: Generative AI may also be used to simulate difficult scenarios in order to assess the robustness of corporate strategy. Financial data analysts, for example, might develop data that simulates severe market situations in order to assess the viability of investment plans. 

Can improvise. Can’t Replace! 

The advent of AI has brought a wave of tension amid the corporate world regarding job losses and security. But all that has been proven in these years is that AI is not an entirely reliable source for people for data analysis. At a certain point, even AI requires a human beside them. At the same time, AI can be used instead to cover the tedious and overdue tasks, enabling analysts to focus on more strategic and fruitful work. 

Nevertheless, human intelligence is always valued above artificial one when it comes to decision-making, business management, data practices, and communicating data insights.

Adaptability Is the Mantra- 

Though irreplaceable, humans still need to acquire a better knowledge of the trending and revolutionizing technologies, including AI. And adaptability proves to be the only mantra that can help us achieve good prospects. Currently, analysts are also required to have knowledge based on AI along with core analytical abilities. This involves understanding the training of AI models, their functioning, and result interpretation.  

Analysts are increasingly expected to be familiar with AI programming languages such as Python and R. They must also be able to use AI tools and platforms, which demand technical expertise. Aside from technical capabilities, soft skills are becoming increasingly important as AI takes over data processing and visualization responsibilities. Skills like critical thinking, creativity, smart decision-making, and effective communication are more important than ever.  

Analysts must be able to communicate data findings and their consequences in a clear and understandable manner, making complicated data accessible to non-technical audiences. 

To summarize, AI does not replace an analyst or make them useless. Instead, it provides them with effective tools for improving and simplifying their job. It’s time to embrace the future of data analytics with AI and explore the fascinating prospects it provides.      

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