Artificial Intelligence: The next big career!

Jun 30, 2017 | 2508 Views

AI enables computer systems to perform tasks which normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

Choosing the right career after school is a giant leap and it will definitely lead you to a brighter future. While many of you are confused between various disciplines of undergraduate courses, you may also want to understand what exactly Artificial Intelligence holds for you.

Let's understand what it is and how you can build a career in the same.

What is Artifical Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer program or a machine to think and learn. It is also a field of study which tries to make computers "smart". John McCarthy came up with the name "artificial intelligence" in 1955.

 The core problems of artificial intelligence include programming computers for certain traits such as:
  > Knowledge
  > Reasoning
  > Problem solving
  > Perception
  > Learning
  > Planning
  > Ability to manipulate and move objects

What does it offer in future?
Artificial Intelligence is no more the future. It's already here and it's changing the way we operate in our daily tasks. Google Assitant well known by many of us & now there are chatbots, Robocops(in Dubai), surveillance devices & so many more.

Imagine telling a Chabot to order a pizza for you and zap... it's delivered to you without any hassle of processing payments online over & over again. Or Amazon's Echo & Alexa fixing up the TV volume on a voice command.

Not just this, our smartphones have an application for almost every task. Websites too are implementing Artificial Intelligence principles on a large scale. Facebook recently introduced an AI project to improve Chatbots. It already has facial recognition feature present that is used to identify people in photos and gives suggestion for tagging. AI is also used for targeted advertisement. 

What and where to study?
Some of the subjects which will come in handy to further your career in AI are Psychology, physiology of nervous system, programming languages, machine languages etc. 

There are various courses available in India & Internationally and some of the subjects like Psychology, physiology of nervous system, programming languages, machine languages etc. will be very helpful in making a successful career in AI.

You can find comprehensive courses in these Indian universities:
  > University of Hyderabad
  > IIT Bombay
  > IIT Madras
  > IISc Bangalore
  > ISI Kolkata

Among International schools, you can get masters in Artificial Intelligence at: 
  > University of Edinburgh
  > University of Amsterdam
  > University of Georgia
  > University of Groningen
  > University of Southampton

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Source: HOB Team