Data Science When $1000 Mobile Phones Delivered 26 Minutes Battery Life

For episode 9 of 26.1 AI Podcast, our guest Andrea Brice takes us back to early days of mobile telcom. She hacked together data science and algorithms reviewed by the C-suite at McCaw Cellular that became Cingular then AT&T Wireless. Making it all work on top of Oracle relational databases, Andrea shares how excited she was to find open source tools when she left telcom. Also our guest reminds of the engineering rigor present in telcom teams that we sorely need as AI and data science mature as practices. Though Andrea makes a strong case that data science was going on a long time before DJ Patil coined the term coined the term for the benefit of his HR colleagues and simplify the many job positions various flavors of analysts. Yet another guest of 26.1 with great insight and deserving of a series of episodes.

For episode 9 of 26.1 AI Podcast, our guest Andrea Brice takes us back to early days of mobile telcom. She hacked together data science and algorithms reviewed by the C-suite at McCaw Cellular that became Cingular then AT&T Wireless. Making it all work on top of Oracle relational databases, Andrea shares how excited she was to find open source tools when she left telcom. Also our guest reminds of the engineering rigor present in telcom teams that we sorely need as AI and data science mature as practices. Though Andrea makes a strong case that data science was going on a long time before DJ Patil coined the term coined the term for the benefit of his HR colleagues and simplify the many job positions various flavors of analysts. 

Yet another guest of 26.1 with great insight and deserving of a series of episodes. 
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