It is no surprise that a B.Tech course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is gaining so much popularity as more and more students want to opt for learning the skill of AI and ML comparatively to Computer Science nowadays.
A B.Tech C.S.E course offered by leading institutions like Aravali College of Engineering and Management and others is now including the critical component of AI and ML as a separate area of specialization to cater to this very need of the burgeoning demand in various industries.
The question that may arise now is that would a B.Tech course in AI and ML puts a student in a better position to carve a successful career as compared to doing a B.Tech course in Computer Science Engineering?
The answer is that when compared to the demand for AI and ML professionals has risen in India exponentially(over 30% annual growth in the last 5 years), the demand for generic Computer Science professionals has dipped and there are not many opportunities for B.Tech C.S.E graduates in India at present. Further, Artificial Intelligence is valued at approx INR 80 crores at present and is expected to further grow at a rate of 40% over the next 5 years (Global Markets Insights Study 2019).
Reason for AI and ML integration in various Enterprises
A rapidly growing need amongst various enterprises to deliver an enhanced customer experience while enhancing productivity and accurately maintaining their inventory is actually driving the integration of AI and ML.
The 4 main areas where AI and ML are actively changing the face of businesses are:
- Assortment Planning
- Voice Ordering
- Customer Support
This has resulted in AI technology being implemented in all areas including
- Customer Management.
As an example, in 2010, Japan’s SoftBank telecom operations went in partnership with a French robotic manufacturer Aldebaran to develop Pepper, a humanoid robot that could interact with customers and also “perceive human emotions.” Pepper is extremely popular in Japan and is being used as a customer service greeter and in 140 SoftBank mobile stores.
It has led to a 300% increase in revenue!
Nestle Japan has also announced that it will use Pepper Robot at all of its 1000+ stores in the country.
Therefore, a B.Tech degree in AI & ML is surely a good option to go with.