Top AI & Data Science Stories from 2019: Our 10 Most Read

In 2019 we published a total of 2800 stories, which generated a cumulative view count of more than 16 million. Here are our 10 stories that were most read in 2019.

1. Why Microsoft Is Dumping C & C++ For This New Programming Language

The adoption of Rust programming language by the developers has been increasing in an exponential manner. This language provides the simplicity and security which a developer needs while writing codes. According to the Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey, Rust surpassed the ever-popular Python and secured the top position as the most-loved language by the developers.  

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Microsoft has been facing issues with C and C++ for a while now. In fact, Microsoft spends an estimate of $150,000 per issue as a whole to solve the issues and vulnerabilities. In 2018, there were more than 450 issues faced by the tech giant and it is only getting worse with time. This year, the tech giant faced over 470 issues.   

2. Don’t Fall For Data Science Myths, Says Anish Agarwal Of Royal Bank of Scotland

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A data science professional with over 18 years of experience, Anish Agarwal, the director of data and analytics at Royal Bank of Scotland, India, is definitely one of the most influential leaders in the analytics industry. 

With a proven ability in designing and executing strategy and facilitating new technology adoption, Agarwal says, “A lot has changed over the last two decades. It almost feels like two centuries!” 

3. Why An MBA With Specialisation in Business Analytics Can Be A Game Changer For Non-Tech Graduates

Working professionals who want to transition to executive-level roles need to learn how to operate and lead complex business environments. In addition to that, they also have to make data-driven decisions in their day-to-day role. Today, core analytics skills like reporting, SQL, Python have become an important part of management and consulting positions. A majority of employers require business school graduate with data-driven skills to fill marketing, finance, data and analytics roles. Data from a leading jobs portal indicates Analytics Managers report a median salary of has a median annual salary of 11.5 lakh with an upper limit of 24 lakh per annum. Besides the professional value of getting an MBA from a top-ranking B-school, a management degree with Business Analytics can give one a competitive edge in the market and open doors to a fulfilling career in analytics. 

4. 10 Facts About Programming Languages Only Programmers Know

Programming is an integral part of our IT landscape and we have often observed the shift in the popularity and choice of programming languages. While Java continues to be on top of the stack, Python soars in popularity. This information helps the developer community understand current trends and the language preferred by industry. In our recent study, we noted how Python continues to dominate the market: Python continues to be the tool of choice among data analysts and data scientists and this is reflected in the Indian hiring market as well with 17% jobs listing the language as a core capability.

5. IISc Launches New MTech Degree In Artificial Intelligence, Here’s How Students Can Apply

India’s premier institute IISc Bangalore has now joined the emerging tech bandwagon and has launched a new master’s degree in artificial intelligence. Through their new MTech degree,

6. 8 Ways To Spot A Fake Data Scientist

To keep away from fake data scientists and hire only real data scientists, it is important for recruiters to be educated about the difference between roles like data scientist, data analyst, data engineers and others. It is also important for them to ask the right questions and keep an eye on some of the points discussed below to spot a fake data scientist.

7. 10 Algorithms Every Machine Learning Enthusiast Should Know

It is very crucial for the machine learning enthusiasts to know and understands the basic and important machine learning algorithms in order to keep themselves up with the current trend. In this article, we list down 10 basic algorithms which play very important roles in the machine learning era.

8. 10 Data Science & Big Data Analytics LinkedIn Groups You Should Join

LinkedIn has become the go to place to professionals to seek job, connect with their peers and to share their viewpoints on a particular topic. In this article, we take a look at some of the most popular LinkedIn groups that are dedicated to the field of data science and big data that working professionals, students and those interested in the topic could be a part of

9. Why Are Students Choosing AI Courses Over Computer Sciences?

While computer science and engineering (CSE) has traditionally been the favourite choice of the top-ranking JEE students, the trend has changed this year. 

Even though there are many universities and institutes that now offer diploma courses in AI, IIT Hyderabad is the only institute among the 23 IITs which offer a four-year undergraduate (UG) programme in AI. 

10. 8 Programming Languages That Will Pay The Best In 2019

Every job needs an appropriate tool for the kind of role that it has. The programming language skill depends very much on the job role. But there are some programming languages that have a demand in a majority of job roles and also have a high pay for it.

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