The Best Programming Languages To Learn For AI

Machine learning and artificial intelligence remain a branch of engineering that is ongoing and extremely in demand. With so many people attempting to build the next version of machine learning and AI, it’s important for a future generation of programmers to look into the way that humans think and create adaptable programming solutions using the right languages. Here are some of the programming languages that can be important to learn for developing future AI systems:

1. R Programming 

For manipulating statistics, R is one of the best programming languages to learn. As one of the most popular packages for machine learning and implementing algorithms, this is a programming language that is dominating the business world.

2. Python

This programming language is widely considered among the best to learn. It is perfect for shortening development time, and there’s plenty of existing libraries for building simple software in Python quickly. Python is effective for AI development because it can complete many scientific computations in short order.

3. Lisp

As one of the best languages for the development of AI, this is a programming language that has been around since 1958. Lisp is particularly effective at processing symbols, and this can be effective for everything from sorting products on a line or completing functions like automatic garbage collection with sorting.

4. Java

As a widely used development programming language, Java remains extremely effective search algorithms and forming artificial neural networks. Java is a great starting point for new programmers because it’s quite easy to use and it can be scaled for even very large projects. The tools in Java also ensure that the interface with future AI systems can be easy to understand.

5. Prolog

As an excellent supplement to Lisp in the AI field, this is a program that offers pattern matching and a structuring process that’s tree-based. There’s automatic backtracking in a series of features that can have a very flexible framework for programming. Prolog is working on improving expert AI systems.

These are a few of the most effective programming languages that you could learn today for taking on future AI projects.

Asif Razzaq is an AI Journalist and Cofounder of Marktechpost, LLC. He is a visionary, entrepreneur and engineer who aspires to use the power of Artificial Intelligence for good.

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