While talking about artificial intelligence the developers of AI finds python language for programming trouble free and less complicated. All this is because python offers the smallest code out of other programming languages. It has been said that python code is 1/5 the of the codes of all languages. Also, it is a cross-platform programming language and it provides numerous applications.
The python is named after a television show Monty Python’s flying circus by its developer. Applications like software development, console, desktop GUI applications and many more. It is used for machine learning as well. Google also uses this coding language as one of its prominent programming languages. The developer of Python Guido van Rossum also worked at Google from 2005 to 2012. Doesn’t it is sound interesting how useful is python in today’s technological world? Studying python relation with AI will going to gives us more insider view of working of AI-based systems.
Origin of Python –
To know about python history, we first have to understand what is python? The answer is -It is an OOPs based, high level, interpreted programming language. Python was developed by Guido Van Rossum at CWI in Netherland in December 1989. Python is greatly influenced by ABC language and Modula-3 programming language.
Basic Programming in Python-
Programming in this language is easier to learn. Because it follows a simple and understandable syntax. To become a good programmer in any programming language, one must have to do proper practice and have to think in a more logical manner. To start learning in python we are going to demonstrate a few simple programs of python. Let’s hope you will get some understanding from them.
Here we are going to see a basic simple code in this programming language.
Here is a program for addition of two numbers. In this program below, we’ve used the arithmetic addition operator (+) to add two numbers. Changing this operator, we can get subtract (-), multiply (*), divide (/), floor divide (//) or find the remainder (%) of two numbers.
Characteristics of Python –
1. Prebuilt Libraries-
Prebuilt libraries are the main advantage of this language; the prebuilt library is a pre-written piece of code which is used by users to perform various functions and actions in any code. This saves time because otherwise, a programmer has to write full code to perform any action.
Python has a lot of libraries for its users. There are few libraries which have crucial use in making and developing artificial intelligence-based systems.
Python Libraries for Artificial intelligence-
2. Easy community Support-
Python is an open source language which turns out to be the main point in helping beginners to learn its use. There are resources available online in different communities and forms, where every person can discuss his/her doubt and get a proper solution for it. These kinds of open communities help the programmers in the beginning period of their learning.
3. No specific working Platform-
Python is platform independent. What we want to say that it does not need any specific platform for working it can work on many platforms. Its versatility is very fruitful in making python world’s most preferred language by programmers. It can also, run on various platforms like Windows, MacOS, Linux, Unix, and others. Its platform undependability makes the process of program execution easier.
Programming languages flexibility basically refers to the unexpectedly many ways in which utterings in the language can be used. Flexibility in the designing of a program is given through source code which means by modifying a program’s source code modify the program’s design. Flexibility is one of the main factors contributing to making it better and preferable among the other languages. Having an option to choose between whether to choose OOPs approach or scripting, it is helpful for every purpose. This programming language is beneficial for linking different data structures together.
Comparison With other Programming Languages-
The image given below shows us the comparison of a basic code in other languages to python. As you can see python code is smallest and easiest. As an amateur, you can able to understand the functioning of the code written in python just by reading it. Otherwise, in other languages, your mind has to think harder for proper understanding. That’s the beauty of python. Python provides you to write less code and to save more time and get the same output as the long code for other programming languages. Also, python has better user- friendly data structures as compared to other languages.
Popularity Among Developer’s-
According to the Tiobe Index of language popularity in 2018 Python was the highest popularity gainer language. It has the biggest rising by 3.62 percentage points from January 2018 to January 2019. Many statistics show that a developer wants to learn python as his/her first programming language. It is now frequently-taught language at various colleges and schools. The bar graph below shows the popularity of various languages in the present world. Presently python is leading the graph after the R language.
A Chatbot- Perfect blend of AI and Python in Present Time
By looking at various features of python let’s look at the simple code which is used in making an AI-based chatbot. By chat box we mean- A chatbot is defined as the computer program which is used to make a conversation from human to a computer system or to their mobile phones through voice commands or text chats or both.
Hence presently we can command just by sitting and relaxing at our home to our smartphone’s assistant or to the hands-free speakers like amazon echo. All these are working with a mixture of artificial intelligence and python. Here is the basic sample code for the functioning of a chatbot in which a user gives the input to the program through the means of the speaker.
Also, we usually say that we don’t know what the future is holding for us, but in case of artificial intelligence, we can for sure predict that upcoming future will be all driven by the artificial intelligence. As in 2019, the world is having a different way towards their living so we have in our future.
Bill Gates founder of Microsoft in an interview said that – Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft are all moving ahead at great speed in improving this artificial intelligence software, so it’s very exciting! Software is going to solve that where it will look at all the new information and present to you knowing about your interests what would be more valuable.So, making us more efficient.
The most fascinating thing about artificial intelligence in the future in autonomy. By making an autonomous car we can reduce the life threatening accident by a huge percentage . Currently, Tesla is working on Tesla’s Autopilot version 1 which have shown a reduction of 45% in highway accidents. It is said by Elon Musk (founder & CEO of Tesla and SpaceX) version 2 must be at least 2 or 3 times better than the current version that is running now.
In the future, with the help of artificial intelligence, we will do such things which seems impossible today. We might be getting better medical care or might be able to cure diseases we haven’t able to cure them now. In the field of education, we can make our classroom fully automatic and full of educational robots which are going to make a huge difference in the quality and learning of education. But with anything which is incredible there comes criticism along with it.
People are being pessimistic and optimistic about artificial intelligence. So, it is usually said that robots are coming for us or Artificial intelligence will be going to empower humans and going to take all our working opportunities’. But as it is said that if a thing is properly harnessed, we can able to reap all its benefits out. The thought of artificial intelligence as a villain today is of no use. We should be not worrying about the future and can be more optimistic towards artificial intelligence as it is contributing to the betterment of our life.