January 23rd, 2017

Want to be a software developer? Time to learn AI and data science

Big Data, Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Java App Dev, others, Programing, Programming Careers, by admin.

Artificial intelligence is affecting everything from automobiles to health care to home automation and even sports. It’s also going to have a measurable impact on software development, with developers becoming more like data scientists, an AI official with Nvidia believes.

AI and deep learning will mean changes in how software is written, said Jim McHugh, vice president and general manager for Nvidia’s DGX-1 supercomputer, which is used in deep learning and accelerated analytics. The long-standing paradigm of developers spending months simply writing features will change, he explained.

With the advent of AI, data is incorporated to create the insight for software. “We’re using data to train the software to make it more intelligent,” said McHugh. Data will drive the software release because the data is going to give the software the ability to interact.

While parameters like interface and application flow will still be needed, data will drive the feature set in decisions on how the software evolves. Releases will be based on the software being trained to another level; updates will be based on new data sets and experiences.

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