Brasov, Transylvania-based Mondly has released a voice chatbot to help you learn languages. The chatbot interacts with users by using a speech recognition engine that allows users to practice speaking in a foreign language and receive adaptive audio-visual responses. AI techniques are becoming part of every day computing: here's how they're being used to help online retailers keep up with the competition. The app uses speech recognition technology from Nuance enhanced with an object recognition engine that identifies objects in the text. It understands millions of phrases in 33 languages.
Among thousands, 10 programming languages stand out for their job marketability and wide use. Anyone can learn it from his/her initial stage in the field of software development. A free alternative to pricey statistical software such as Matlab or SAS, over the last few years R has become the golden child of data science. Why You Should Learn Python Python is one of the top programming languages requested by companies in 2017 / 2018.
Wages growth for tech jobs in the US was stagnant in 2018, rising just 0.6 percent from 2017 to an average of $93,244 for the year, accord to Dice's 2019 tech salary report. Average tech wages haven't increased since 2015, when the average was actually higher than today at $93,328, according to Dice's data, and that's despite historically low levels of unemployment in the sector. However, there are a few specialized skills and roles that have seen higher than average growth, which could motivate some into making a career pivot. Dice's survey of 10,780 technology professionals finds that 68 percent would jump ship to get a higher wage, compared with 47 percent who would do it for better working conditions, like remote work and more flexible hours. As expected, the top-paying tech jobs are held by C-level execs and directors, whose average annual salary grew 3.9 percent over the year to $142,063.
Developers are most keen over the coming year to learn open-source Python, Microsoft-backed TypeScript, Google-hatched Go, and the go-to language for creating Android apps, Kotlin. The findings come from a survey by developer marketplace HackerRank, which asked 71,000 developers around the world about what languages they know today and what they want to learn this year. The results are released in its 2019 Developer Skills Report. Go, created in 2007 at Google, is the top language that developers say they want to learn in 2019, followed by Kotlin, Python, and TypeScript. Other languages that are high on developers' agenda for the next year include R, Swift, and Scala.