If Superheroes were Data Scientists
By Aditi Bhat
The universes of Marvel and DC have given us countless superhero adventures that keep the believers’ faith hanging in the world being saved by the big bad villains. In the real world though, people rely on normal people who do superhero-like work to keep the world moving; data scientists are one such group of ordinary yet extraordinary people. But, we imagined what it would be like if these worlds merged and superheroes used saved the world by powering data science.
Here’s a look at what superheroes would be like in this world:
Batman, Data Scientist:
Batman would make a good data scientist whose role thrives on proper comprehension of patterns and shifts in trend. Given his analytical abilities and his knowledge of patterns and trends in crime, he would make one of the best data scientists out there. His deductive abilities help him predict future calamities and how to prevent them; his resources also allow him to stop the ones that have been set in motion before it reaches a point of no return. He also has access to some of the best gadgets and technologies backed by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Batman also takes the consequences of his plans into account and works to execute them in a way that’s best for the people of Gotham. His training, technology and his good instincts are what make him an amazing superhero and these are the qualities that make him perfect for the role of a data scientist.
Iron Man, Data Architect:
With his outstanding talent to build standalone systems, Iron Man works closely with other members of the team to centralize and integrate technology effectively into their superpowers. He conducts requirement analysis by understanding the organization’s vulnerabilities, forms a technical architecture followed by the testing and deployment of his weapons, backed majorly by artificial intelligence. He is indeed responsible for the full cycle of a data architecture solution that helps his team achieve their goals faster and safer in any unpredictable situation.
Superman, Data Mining Engineer:
Superman’s knack for noticing the tiny details and to assess their effect on the whole scheme of things is one of the primary reasons that could get him hired as a data mining engineer. He would be able to identify and analyse the minute details in a given data set and can easily apply algorithms that will deny fallacies. His instinct to tell the good from the will come in handy while classifying and grouping data sets. He can separate irrelevant data and channel his intelligence towards the numbers that actually matter in finding the patterns and rescuing the organization from doomsday. Legend has it that he uses his powerful vision and hearing ability to find patterns in data that nobody else could possibly find!
Wonder Woman, Data Engineer:
Wonder Woman, with her strong talent to converse in different languages and multitask would make the perfect data engineer; one who is in charge of creating complex queries and programs for engineering the actual system. Her ability to tackle anything thrown at her can help deal with the pounding demands that data engineers usually face. She can design and code applications in accordance with those demands. Wonder Woman's multilingual capabilities and her enigmatic social presence come into effect when she has to understand and cater to different target groups. Her strong concern and instinct for security will play a great role in securely coding and developing applications and handling secure data. Her superpowers will definitely have her working wonders as a data engineer.
Deadpool, Business Intelligence Analyst
Deadpool is a realist; he isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty, if he could get to the bottom of what he’s looking for. This is what will make him a great Business Intelligence Analyst, who will dive deep into the business and find realistic techniques to deal with any given scenario. Though he seems like someone who jumps into things undecided and without a plan, Deadpool is actually more of a calculated risk taker. He knows that taking small risks would not cost him much, given his self-healing ability. He is capable of providing and perceiving new perspectives on the data he is given and this helps to make more informed decisions and devise foolproof strategies. It might seem like his lack of avant-garde gadgets makes him the least technical one in the team, but without his in-built powers and ability to take different stands and risks, winning is impossible!
It would be quite thrilling to watch a DC or Marvel movie built on this premise, wouldn’t it? But, until a time like that rolls around, we will have amazing revolutions that data science bring into this world. Across the globe, various fields and functionalities are upgrading their game, thanks to data science; it is one of the hottest jobs and industry to be in. If data is your passion, there’s never been a better time to pursue it. Choose to realize your passion with Manipal ProLearn.
What would your favourite superhero do in the world of data science? Tell us in the comments!