Machine Learning in Education – up 95% in 6 months
January 2, 2016
is on the rise for industries being targeted by developers using machine
learning, although Internet of Things is still the top target with 14%
of machine learning developers targeting it according to the recently
released Evans Data Corp’s Global Development Survey. The survey of over
1400 developers worldwide found that the number of developers targeting
the Education/Academic industry has almost doubled – rising to 11.7% of
developers using machine learning from 6% when this study was last
conducted 6 months ago.
The survey, conducted in six languages across four continents showed
that a larger number of machine learning developers in the Europe,
Middle East, and Africa as well as North America target the Education
industry over IoT. Only in Asia-Pacific regions was IoT cited more by a
significant number of developers.
The survey also showed that 27% of developers currently use machine
learning it in their development efforts, and 29% of developers plan to
use machine learning at some point in the future.
learning includes many techniques that are rapidly being adopted at this
time in many areas including educational implementations like content
and learning analytics.” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. “But
excitement about AI related techniques is everywhere. We are seeing more
and more interest from developers in all forms of cognitive computing,
including pattern recognition, natural language recognition, and neural
networks and we fully expect that the programs of tomorrow are going to
be based on these blossoming technologies of today.”
The Global Development Survey is a broad survey of developers conducted
twice a year worldwide on a variety of subjects. Topics included in this
survey include, Security, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,
Databases and Big Data, Platform Adoption, Virtualization, Bock Chain
Development, High Performance Computing, User Interfaces and UX
Experience, Development Lifecycles, Tools and Demographics.