Data Science, Machine Learning and AI: Incoming PIF Class Skews More Technical

A new cohort of Presidential Innovation Fellows is gearing up to kick off in the new year, and many of the incoming fellows are distinct from past participants in one key way: They’re more technical.

As the seven-year-old program continues to grow, leaders are noticing new trends in what skills agency partners are looking for.

“There’s a big demand for data scientists,” Executive Director Josh Di Frances told FedScoop in a recent interview. Di Frances and team are preparing to welcome the 2019 cohort of fellows — 16 individuals from diverse backgrounds in tech, consulting and even venture capital who will start their new jobs as government innovation fellows Jan. 7, 2019.

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Katie Easton