Data is always growing. Data Science is extracting insights or useful information from the data and implement for betterment of humans. Is data science only for business purposes? Does the common person benefit from the data science and its solutions? These are the questions that any common man might ask. And the answer to this is ‘YES’ and it has an impact on every person. It has its role to play in almost everything from health care to production, from business to environment protection, from urban planning to poverty reduction etc. In this blog, we will discuss the roles and impact of Data Science on the society.
Humans are now undergoing a pandemic i.e. COVID-19. We are able to identify the location of the spread of the virus and contain it to that particular zone with the help of Data Science and analytics. We are predicting the growth in number of cases in the coming months and preparing ourselves to counter attack it. This is possible only because of Data Science. This can help a commoner to be aware of the future situations and protect ourselves against pandemic. Not only the current pandemic but, Data science has helped in predicting the infection based on the symptoms, predict the mortality due to certain diseases, predict the vaccines for certain diseases based on the previous data.
We all are now in the digital era, most of us wear the smart watches that collects and analyses the data. With that data, the Data Scientists develop algorithms that help in keeping the humans fit and free from diseases. Data science is helping in diagnosing various diseases, predicting the cures and vaccines, predicting the future infections etc. which is helping the common person.
Urban planning has been complicated over the years. It is getting more complicated because of the digitalization. This has led to various problems related to energy, electricity, water, drainage, transportation, infrastructure etc. The proper management of these resources is must in order to improve the quality of living. Data Science has a solution to most of these problems. It can predict the population of a locality and help the governing body to allocate the required amount of resources in a sustainable way. It helps in managing the resources in the best way. It help in reducing the costs to the governing bodies. Thus, it can improve the quality of living and working in cities.
Environment Protection is responsibility of every person. We are facing a lot of problem with deforestation, global warming, glacier melting etc. The damage happening can be controlled to certain extent with Data Science. It provides alternate solutions to the destruction that has happened and helps in reducing the carbon footprint. The data regarding the various problems is collected through satellite, surveys etc. Data Science helps in predicting the rate at which the harm is occurring and can alarm the humans on what is coming in near future. Various patterns related to the problems can be identified and solutions are provided.
Impact of Data Science on Society includes the saving of wildlife also. The survival of the species can be predicted and suitable protection techniques can be implemented in order to save them. The whole wildlife can be seen in micro terms rather than macro with help of Data Science.
Poverty can be tackled with Data Science. It helps various NGO’s, government bodies, UNICEF, WHO etc. to act according to the insights given by Data scientists. The data regarding the food, water, shelter and health of poor locations can be studied individually and future predictions can be made on the resource utilization and requirements. The governing bodies can help the poor and needy by the using the solutions provided by Data Science. The tools in Data Science can lay maps and conditions of the poor. Extensive application of the results can help in getting rid of poverty and increasing the standard of living.
These are few of the impacts of Data Science on the society. There are various other aspects such as transportation, pollution, production etc. in which Data Science is applied in order to ease the human lives. Data Science and the human society can go hand in hand in order to improve the quality and standard of living.