WHAT'S the future?
With the rise of disruptive technologies like cloud computing, the Internet of Things, automation, and artificial intelligence, current IT job roles and future hiring priorities are bound to evolve.
As IT evolves in the direction of more cloud adoption, more automation, and more artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and analytics, it’s clear that the IT jobs landscape will change too.
For example, tomorrow’s CIO (Chief information officer) is likely to become more of a broker and orchestrator of cloud services, juggling the strategic concerns of the C -suite [executive-level managers within a company. Common c-suite executives include chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), and chief information officer (CIO)] with more tactical demands from business units, and less of an overseer of enterprise applications in on-premises data centres.
Meanwhile, IT staff are likely to spend more time in DevOps teams, integrating multiple cloud services and residual on-premises applications, and enforcing cyber-security, and less time tending racks of servers running siloed client-server apps, or deploying and supporting endpoint devices.
Of course, some traditional IT jobs and tasks will remain, because revolutions don’t happen overnight and there will be good reasons for keeping some workloads running in on-premises data centres. But there’s no doubt which way the IT wind is blowing, across businesses of all sizes.
The term artificial intelligence was coined in 1956, but AI has become more popular today thanks to increased data volumes, advanced algorithms, and improvements in computing power and storage.
Long before Siri or Cortana were household names, my father discovered what artificial intelligence was and was intrigued by it. Later on, he shared his love for AI with me, and I found out just how vital it is in daily life.
Every industry has a high demand for AI capabilities – especially question answering systems that can be used for legal assistance, patent searches, risk notification and medical research.
I BELIEVE AI CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
AI applications can provide personalized medicine and X-ray readings in the healthcare industry. Personal health care assistants can act as life coaches, reminding you to take your pills, exercise or eat healthier.
It can also provide virtual shopping capabilities that offer personalized recommendations and discuss purchase options with the consumer in retail. Stock management and site layout technologies will also be improved with AI.
AI can analyze factory IoT (information of technology) data as it streams from connected equipment to forecast expected load and demand using recurrent networks, a specific type of deep learning network used with sequence data.
In sports, artificial intelligence is used to capture images of gameplay and provide coaches with reports on how to better organize the game, including optimizing field positions and strategy.
Artificial intelligence could change millions of lives, and that's the reason I'm so fascinated by it. However, these systems are very, very specialized. They are focused on a single task and are far from behaving like humans, as of now. There are tons of exciting developments in AI on a daily basis, and I'm content to be a part of it.
What am I Doing with ai?
Currently, I'm experimenting and working on my personal AI project to add deep-learning models with the help of Python's pip package system, low-powered computer Raspberry Pi, and Google's TensorFlow artificial-intelligence framework.