You leave your work place, sit in the car and the car takes you home. You reach home and open the door and all the needed lights and fans are turned on. You want to watch the television and your emotions are detected and the television is turned on. You want to sleep and just leave for bedroom, your living room goes to sleep too as all the lights, fans and television is turned off automatically. In the morning when you leave your bed, the bedding is done by itself. What else do you need in life? Reads like a dream, isn’t it? But wake up its possible… everything is possible via Artificial Intelligence.
What is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence is the capacity of a computer to perform operations equaling to learning and decision making in humans. These decisions are performed via various computer programs designed by skilled professionals that make your computers and programs intelligent enough to take decisions as humans.
Some of the examples of Artificial Intelligence in today’s world are: Virtual Personal Assistants, Smart Home Devices, Smart Cars, Preventing frauds (In Credit Cards etc). In fact our search engines like “Google” also uses Artificial Intelligence.
What is future of Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence is an expanding field and will create a lot of demand / career options in the future. The investment is AI is rapidly growing and will be growing more in future. Some of the fields where AI will be more extensively used are:
- Medicine/ Surgery/ Drugs
- Virtual Personal Assistants/ Intelligent Personal Assistants
- Self-programmed robots
- Controlled cars, vehicles
- Cyborgs/ Humanoids/ Robots
- Autonomous Vehicles
- Business and Industries
- Space technology
- Military and other dangerous jobs
Artificial Intelligence is advancing towards the learning of emotional behavior of human being. Once that is fully achieved, we shall be able to develop programs which will also understand our emotional behavior and suggest things accordingly.
How to make a career in Artificial Intelligence?
The demand for Artificial Intelligence professionals is rapidly increasing in the industry. In fact, every industry be it the agriculture, medical, space technology, businesses etc. need Artificial Intelligence professionals. Unfortunately, the jobs that come out in the market remain unfilled due to the lack of these professionals. A right step towards this field can take your career up the ladder.
What should you do to become an AI professional?
AI is becoming a magnetic field for many professionals. However, to enter this field a person needs to have the below skills:
- Technical skills to design, maintain and repair technology and software programs
- Analytical thought process
- Good knowledge of maths which includes probability, algebra, statistics, logics, algorithm etc.
- Ability to solve problems with cost-effective and efficient solutions
- Bayesian networking or graphical modelling, including neural nets.
- Knowledge of Robotics.
- Computer science, programming languages and coding.
- Cognitive science theory
It is always a good idea to start exploring this field at a very young age. This gives you a lot of time to grab knowledge about this field and understand whether you have those right skills or not. Once you have gained enough knowledge at a young age, you can later use the same knowledge to expand your career and choose right courses for you.