The future of data science lies beyond the big-data focus on predictions and recommendations, according to Oren Etzioni, a leading computer scientist.
And the correlation and prediction of data science has certainly been good to Mr. Etzioni, whose talents include being a successful entrepreneur. He was a founder of Farecast, whose software predicted the best time to buy airline tickets. Microsoft bought Farecast in 2008. He was also a founder of Decide, a web site that sifted through historical price data and user recommendations to help consumers make buying decisions. Ebay purchased Decide in 2013.