Latest Technology Trends in Computer Science
- Big Data Analytics
Data-based decisions are the most accurate, minimize human errors and maximize efficiency in every industry. Almost 3 billion terabytes of data are generated by a single cross country flight. If we look around, data analytics is almost everywhere and companies are continuously making their attempts to make more effective use of it.
- Artificial Intelligence
This is one of the most intriguing and lucrative options for the students of computer science, what with the development of Robotics and its worth expected to increase by $80 billion till 2024, with all multinational tech giants are continuously investing in this field.
AI mimics human intelligence and performs tasks such as image recognition, speech and patterns, and decision making.
- Cyber Security
Jobs related to cybersecurity are also set to increase tremendously. 28% of growth is expected in this sector. Cyber Security teaches how to protect operating systems, networks and data from cyber-attacks. It helps to reduce risks and track all threats which might affect the system.
- Edge Computing
In the beginning, there was One Big Computer. Then, in the Unix era, we learned how to connect to that computer using dumb terminals. Next we had personal computers, which was the first time regular people really owned the hardware that did the work.
Right now, we’re firmly in the cloud computing era. Many of us still own personal computers, but we mostly use them to access centralized services like Dropbox, Gmail, Office 365, and Slack. Additionally, devices like Amazon Echo, Google Chromecast, and the Apple TV are powered by content and intelligence that’s in the cloud. Most of the new opportunities for the Cloud lie in the ‘’Edge.’’
As centralized as this all sounds, the truly amazing thing about cloud computing is that a seriously large percentage of all companies in the world now rely on the infrastructure, hosting, machine learning, and compute power of a very select few cloud providers: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM.
The advent of edge computing as a buzzword you should perhaps pay attention to is the realization by these companies that there isn’t much growth left in the cloud space. Almost everything that can be centralized has been centralized. Most of the new opportunities for the “cloud” lie at the “edge,’’ computing that’s done at or near the source of the data, instead of relying on the cloud at one of a dozen data centers to do all the work. It doesn’t mean the cloud will disappear. It means the cloud is coming to you.
- Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality known as VR helps to enhance the user’s experience and is vigorously used all over the world. All the tech giants are the prominent players of VR, which include Google, Samsung, Oculus, as well as emerging tech startups. All you need is basic programming skills and a forward-thinking approach to get started with this field.
All you creative people, this just might help you to make your passion your profession!