We are living in the 21st century and our life is surrounded by modern technology. We are using smart phones, computers, portable laptops, smart watches, instant pots for easy cooking, IRobot Roomba and IRobot Brava for cleaning, a Kindle for reading and many more devices in our daily routine. All these devices are operated by software. The software is written in high level programming languages.
Innovation is actively going on in every industry. Our mobile phone is a mini computer with a powerful CPU, a high-quality camera, and large storage capacity. The car industry is also implementing artificial intelligence and automation to make self-driving cars in which the vehicle is capable of sensing its environment and moving safely with no human effort. In the future, if self-driving cars are successfully running, then Lyft, Uber and Taxi drivers’ jobs will be at risk.
Recently, Amazon launched “Amazon Go”, a new kind of grocery store with no checkout line. It works by using the same types of technologies found in self-driving cars, such as computer vision, sensor capability, and machine learning. This technology can detect when products are taken or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in your virtual cart. If this technology is used in each and every store in future, many cashier jobs may not exist.
What is a drone? A drone is a flying robot that can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems, working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS navigation system. Drones could function as future delivery personnel.
As many current jobs are at a risk of being replaced by machines in the near future, these jobs will be replaced by those that help create or control machines. People who have knowledge of high-level programming, computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence will have a upper hand in the job market. Programming and Computer Science is becoming a basic skill like reading, writing, math, and science.
An important component of programming is learning how to develop skills in logical thinking, problem solving, troubleshooting, implementation and testing of programs. With the knowledge of programming languages, students will learn and understand how computing systems operate, how algorithms work and how networks drive connectivity.
At WaPrep, we teach project-based learning and implementation of each project with its requirements. Before proceeding to code, students share their problem analysis, explanation with proper examples, and usage of correct data structures.
Computer science knowledge and application abilities can provide students’ with career prospects and increase their lifetime earning potential; empowering them to support their families. These salaries flourish the economy and can even encourage tech investment into previously overlooked communities.