Computers are part of our everyday lives—and software engineers are the ones who make them work…and work to their full potential. Software lets you operate a laptop, watch a YouTube video, play Minecraft, block pop-ups, research a class project, download a book…and lots of things you probably don’t even know a computer can do.
One of the hottest fields in software engineering today is artificial intelligence, or AI, which means machines that can think and act like humans. Think Google, or Siri, or surgery-performing robots, or the way Netflix knows just what you want to watch, or how SnapChat lets you add special effects to your photos. Software engineers are in great demand to bring us the future—self-driving cars and drones, projects to zero in on the right combination of cancer drugs to help each patient, and maybe even ways to wipe out disease altogether, eliminate poverty, and prevent environmental catastrophes.
Interested in becoming a software engineer?
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