Whether you like it or not, technology (specifically related to computer science) is one of the fundamental driving forces behind the fundamental aspects of the modern world. With every passing year, more and more systems, companies and entire industries are becoming increasingly reliant on computer science technology and the incredible inventions and achievements it can attain.
With that being said, here are eight ways to successfully further your knowledge and experience of computer science technology at the forefront of innovation.
1. Data Science
Data science is a broad term used to describe the branch of computer science technological development which is involved with data analysis, statistics gathering and evaluation, scientific methods, and artificial intelligence. Essentially, data scientists are aiming to extract significant value from collections of data sets and use a range of modern technologies to do this, including the internet, smartphones, sensors and the consumers of such technologies themselves.
Interestingly, as of 2021 ninety one percent of data that professional data scientists interact with and subsequently use is text data only with a whopping forty one percent of such data coming from data gathered by the public.
2. Quantum Computing
Quantum computing is an extremely highbrow, specialized branch of computer science that involves the expansion of computer technology based on the principles of quantum theory, specifically quantum phenomena such as quantum entanglement and superposition.
Rather than bits (which traditional and widely available computers use) a quantum computer uses quantum bits, which are more commonly referred to as qubits. To demonstrate the distinction, it is helpful to envisage a sphere. A bit can be located on either the top or the bottom of that sphere but, and this is the important bit, a qubit is able to exist at literally any point on the sphere that is physically possible.
Essentially, the results of this is that if a computer is using qubits, it can store a colossal expanse of data and use a significantly reduced amount of energy than conventional computers do. By considering the quantum area of computing (where the conventional rules of physics simply cease to apply and make sense), professionals working in quantum computing are able to develop computers that use quantum technology to construct computer systems which are drastically faster than the computers in wide circulation across the world currently. Quite obviously, quantum technology is not only extremely expensive, but also one of, if not the most, complicated and academically challenging branch of computer science.
Intense pressure and bright spotlights are currently focused squarely and semi-permanently on this branch of computer science, both nationally and internationally, and professionals working in the field. The computer science technology industry is hurrying to ensure that quantum computers will soon function efficiently and productively, without any problems, on a commercial scale.
3. Cybercrime Prevention & Security
The prevention of the ever-increasing threat of cybercrime and the development of sophisticated technologies to counteract the developing technologies of organized cybercrime groups is always important.
When pursuing a career in cybercrime prevention and security, the attainment of a masters in computer science will set you apart from your competitors and learned peers and also arm with you with a vast array of up-to-date and incredibly specific knowledge that can be directly applied in y
4. Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
One of the fastest growing areas of computer science and computer science technology is the field of artificial intelligence and machine-based learning. There are several significant, key artificial intelligence trends which are currently sweeping the world of computer science with excitement and ambition.
One such growing trend using complex and sophisticated computer science technology are commonly referred to by people inside and outside the industry as ‘chatbots’. Essentially, chatbots are a way to electronically communicate on a personal level with visitors to a company’s website, thus aiming to eradicate the need for manned call centers and affording the business the extremely efficient and profitable opportunity of being a 24/7 company.
Another key usage of sophisticated and innovative artificial intelligence computer technology is to combat the growing threat to national and international security that is colloquially referred to as cybercrime. Artificial intelligence (and other machine learning equipment and tools) uses security software programs to analyze data unwittingly provided by the computer used to commit cybercrime and is used to identify and eradicate cyber threats before they can cause any real damage to a company or indeed an individual.
5. Virtual Reality
The concentration, expansion and overall development of virtual reality is considered to be one of the branches of computer science and its associated technologies can offer a wholly positive impact on the modern world.
Virtual reality developments and technologies are becoming more and more popular for use in the diagnosis, check-ups and even treatment of a vast array of different health problems and ailments. Specifically, virtual reality has already helped a great deal of professionals in the area of physiological treatment, and downloadable smartphone applications available to the general public currently have already been proven, in some cases, to drastically reduce stress levels and substantially increase the relaxation levels of patients suffering with anxiety and mild forms of depression.
6. 5G Technology
The development of 5G technology, the brand new and innovative fifth generation of wireless technology, is the field of computer science that professionals are currently devoting the largest part of their time, energy and resources to in 2021.
The forward-thinking, innovative promises of the introduction of 5G include higher processing speeds, higher broadband speeds, ultra-low latency and a much more widely expansive and reliable network capacity. The benefits of innovative and brand new 5g technology are copious and include innovative developments in team performance and player performance as well as spectators’ experience in professional sports teams. The advantages it will afford the movie industry and streaming entertainment services are huge and it is hoped that it will make healthcare services more accessible to everyone.