A decade ago, the term "Artificial Intelligence" would make most people think of futuristic, sci-fi machines or sentient, self-aware robots. AI today is one of the most sought-after areas in business and industries across the world. As the amount the data created continues to rise globally, AI forms the crux of the ongoing digital transformation happening in all aspects of our professional and personal lives.
Once a mostly research-oriented field, AI has come out of the lab and is fuelling real-life applications, becoming part of our everyday life in more ways than one. From aiding self-driving cars and predicting legal outcomes to providing media and shopping suggestions, improving the video gaming experience, and advancing space exploration, AI is playing a more significant and more diverse role in our lives than ever before. With more and more companies getting on the AI bandwagon, they are facing an increased need to acquire skilled talent who can help them capitalize on these technologies. This is opening up new career paths, not just in AI, but also in AI-adjacent fields such as computer science, math, and statistics.
AI has touched practically every industry, and an increasing number of organizations are joining the race to employ AI-related skills in some form or other which makes it an excellent time for career aspirants and opportunists to upskill in the technologies that drive the future of tech. Your first step in that direction is to understand the field of AI and the basics of it. Simplilearn's Artificial Intelligence Basics guide for beginners walks you through the current AI landscape, provides the key fundamentals of AI, and offers practical guidelines on why and how you can be a part of the AI revolution.