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Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been slowly taking over the world for some time now. While many aspects of everyday life are already automated, AI has always shied away from one area in particular—coding. While coders have traditionally been responsible for developing new apps and maintaining old ones, recent advances in AI seem to be putting that responsibility on the shoulders of AI instead. Has AI overtaken coding? Is there still room in the world for good old-fashioned human coders? And what does this mean for our future as technology progresses?
What Is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence is a fairly new technology that allows programmers to create intelligent machines. But it’s an imprecise science, and there is no real consensus on how to define it. Is it when a computer can beat a human at chess, as IBM’s Deep Blue did in 1997? Or is it when a machine can perform tasks that are currently performed by humans, such as flying an airplane or diagnosing disease, even if we still need humans to program what those tasks are and supervise their execution? Then there are things like voice recognition (does Siri count?), which you could argue is artificial intelligence without any actual intelligence at all.
When Can We Say AI Has Replaced Coding?
Before artificial intelligence is fully capable of doing everything that humans can do, you may hear some people say that computers can replace coders. In reality, although coding (or programming) isn’t what we traditionally think of as artificial intelligence, it is still an essential part of developing computer systems. It will be a while before artificial intelligence programs can perform every aspect of computer programming without human intervention, and even longer before they are even close to replacing all software engineers. That said, with research in both AIs and programming progressing rapidly—and more companies turning to AI solutions like virtual assistants instead of hiring more full-time employees—the day when bots replace coders could come sooner than most people think.
What Is Machine Learning and How Does It Work?
Machine learning is an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that gives computers systems the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning can be used in a variety of applications from spam filtering to targeted marketing, but in all cases, it uses pattern recognition and data analysis. Machine learning systems also use algorithms, which are sets of rules for solving a specific problem or completing a specific task. These algorithms are constantly evolving, so you need to keep up with new developments.
Is Learning New Skills Necessary In The Future with Artificial Intelligence?
In a word, yes. Artificial intelligence may take over simple programming and design tasks, but those that want to succeed in a world with machines at their side will need to learn new skills. The good news is it’s easier than ever to learn. We live in an age where new technologies are born every day, allowing everyone—even those without programming or design skills—to pick up new skills without spending money on books and courses. With that said, some of these tools aren’t right for everyone.
The Benefits of Learning New Skills
The notion that technology advances so quickly makes it seem like if you’re not constantly up-skilling, you’ll be left behind. It’s difficult to argue with that logic. The day I had to say goodbye to my first cell phone was heartbreaking (but also incredibly satisfying when I sold it for $10 at a garage sale). But is that same thinking true for skills like coding? In many ways, it depends on what type of job you want. But no matter your career goals, keeping your mind nimble and open to new experiences can make you happier in your work, more successful in life, and even healthier in the body. If you are interested to build your career in artificial intelligence, the Entri app will help you. Here we are providing a structural study plan so that you can learn the new skills easily. To know more about the courses we provide, download the Entri app from the play store and explore the benefits.