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Turning Chaos Into Clarity: The Underrated Value of Data Cleaning

Data Chats

“I’m the garbage lady of the data world. It’s a job no one wants to do, but if it isn’t done, society would fall apart if we didn’t have our rubbish cleared.” – Susan Walsh

In this episode, host Chris Richardson, sits down with the data cleaning expert, Susan Walsh, to explore the overlooked realm of data cleaning. Susan shares her rich experiences and the fulfilling aspects of creating order from data chaos, emphasizing its pivotal role in delivering accurate analysis.

They Discuss:

  • How clean data drives profitability, improves efficiency, and enables smarter business decisions
  • Why budgeting for data cleaning is crucial and how to factor it into project timelines
  • An interesting take on how redefining traditional roles within a team could unearth hidden data-cleaning talents
  • How can dirty data adversely affect AI and machine learning outcomes, and why human intervention in data cleaning remains indispensable?

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