Computer science has carved out a strong and growing place for itself in many of today’s business areas. So what should those considering a career in computer science do?

The first step, of course, is to get an undergraduate degree in a department where numerical intelligence is prominent, such as mathematics, physics, telecommunications, industrial engineering, or even, if possible, a degree that focuses directly on computer science. Then, having a postgraduate specialization (master’s or PhD) in artificial intelligence will be a good foundation for professional skills. At these levels of training, skills such as knowledge and reasoning (to perform planning or diagnostics quickly), automated learning, cognitive robotics, computational perception (AI-driven visual perception or speech recognition) are acquired. However, while university education is a good basis for pursuing this career, it is still not the only way. Online courses today offer a very comprehensive and broad curriculum. After completing this curriculum, it is possible to specialize in a field of your choice, such as big data, robotics, computational intelligence. In addition to online education sites such as Udacity, Coursera and Edx, TensorFlow, Google’s free AI library, is also a prominent platform. In this professional field, where techniques are constantly evolving at a rapid pace, the learning never really ends. To make a good career in computer science, you need to continuously educate yourself in this field.

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