5 Reasons Why Python Is Good for AI

August 30, 2021
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5 Reasons Why Python Is Good for AI
Louis Sawyer
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Louis Sawyer

While Elon Musk is trying to warn everyone about the hazards of advancing fully autonomous Artificial Intelligence because he sees it as dangerous, developers all over the world are discussing ways and possibilities to create it.

We have already witnessed a revolutionary program that overlays one face on another with such accuracy that it is hard to differentiate from the original. It certainly has controversial ethical issues, but it also provides us with the broadest horizons of development ever. Neural networks make the impossible happen.

Artificial Intelligence technologies, Machine Learning, and everything related to it have become the most trending topics lately. Developers, meanwhile, are passionate about finding solutions.

One of such solutions is Python, as the most versatile programming and prototyping language. The most successful software projects in the world are using it for writing, and for good reason. Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram have proven to the world the potential of this language's capabilities. When it comes to machine learning, it has no equals.

Python As One Of The Most Successful AI Programming Languages

Reason 1: Beginner-friendly

As we have mentioned, it is a high-level language, which means that the tasks can be shaped abstractly with it. Usually long and difficult to understand programming code constructions are replaced by the introduction of semantic constructions. Using Python, a programmer can describe operations on data structures using a human language, specifically English.

A huge advantage of Python is that compared to other programming languages, there have already been written huge amounts of algorithms, the language is available to those who had never written any code for AI.

Python's syntax is clean and the code is well-structured. For some people, it may seem slow, but the main trick is that most demanded algorithms for programming have already been written, and Python makes it easy and fast to incorporate libraries. Hence the next reason to use Python for AI programming.

Reason 2: Packages for AI

The beauty of Python is that coders build a program from parts that are already operational, and those parts add up as well. Other languages use a development environment to write a project. Python, on the other hand, offers a very rich ecosystem:

  • Matplotlib: The Matplotlib library is designed to create scientific visuals. It can build a bunch of different graphics, and full control over everything it can display.
  • Numpy: Since working to create AI is always working with a lot of data, Numpy in Python will be a huge help. A lot of valuable libraries operate with Numpy, for instance, statistical analysis and library visualization due to its amazing performance and speed. Unless you have a performance-related issue, learning NumPy is certainly worth the effort. Using NumPy you benefit from built-in FFT, convolutional data, histograms,  basic statistics, quick searches, linear algebra, etc. 
  • Scikit-learn: This is exactly the advantage of a convenient language for AI programming. It includes various classification, regression, and clustering algorithms and allows interaction with other numerical modeling libraries, such as Pandas, NumPy, and Scipy. The main advantages of Scikit-learn are considered to be its user-friendly interface, many advanced algorithms, detailed documentation, and integration with other Python libraries. Therefore, it is actively used in many scientific and commercial projects.
  • Tensorflow: Tensorflow is usually used in deep learning and neural networks. It contains ready-made classes, information about neurons, and algorithms for their learning, which is very convenient when working with huge data volumes. It is a flexible ML platform for research and experimentation with an intuitive interface. It allows you to write and immediately debug code line by line using standard Python tools.

All of these projects are open-source, easy to download from the Internet, and you can start writing code right away.

Reason 3: Funds friendly

It's very simple here, thanks to its accessibility, Python does not require a lot of money to install and start working. Also, this language is ideal for working with large amounts of data, has the widest set of packages and extensions to automate the work. Despite its accessibility, Python is serious stuff. It solves industrial problems. Engineering can scale due to its rich layout, good structure, and modularity.

Reason 4: Responsive language

Python is a universal language for AI software development, and with it, you can write code for both iOS and Android, for desktop computers and smartphones, when developing applications and various projects. It does not depend on platforms and program architecture. Of course, you will have to make some adjustments, but the bulk of the code will remain unchanged. 

Python can be used in combination with other programming languages.

Reason 5: Popular among major market players

According to TIOBE Index and IEEE Spectrum Top Programming Languages Python is the most popular search query among all programming languages.

No wonder, since it's the language in which code is written for such major players as YouTube, Google, Facebook, Reddit, and many other well-known companies, where many programmers dream of working in their most pleasant dreams.

It's not hard to learn this language, especially if you already know any other programming language. And Python has a wonderful online community, which is always ready to help both novice and experienced programmers.

Conclusion

To sum up, Python is the best programming language when it comes to machine learning. Using numerous libraries of this language even juniors can develop Artificial Intelligence.

The demand for AI software development and construction is growing every year, which means that Python is not just strengthening in its popularity, it's increasing at a breakneck pace. New languages that come along as programming languages can't push Python down, probably due to the number of user-friendly libraries, among other things. With each new technology new Python libraries appear, which is why it is among the leaders in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science development.

About the author:

Louis Sawyer is a professional writer, editor and a web design expert. She loves writing about technology trends, web development, mobile games and business issues. Also, Louis works as a proofreader at Computools. Follow Louis on Twitter.

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