Nearly A Third Of Devs Using AI And ML
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Friday, 12 January 2018

Twenty-nine percent of developers worldwide, or 6,452,000 in all, are currently using some form of AI or ML and an additional 5.8 million expect to within the next six months, according  to a new study by Evans Data.

The Global Development and Demographics Study found that twenty-nine percent of developers worldwide, which equates to 6,452,000, are currently using some form of AI or ML. Another 5.8 million expect to use AI or ML within the next six months.  Of those not expecting to use the techniques in the timescale, only 18%, or slightly less than four million, see themselves as never using AL or ML. The Asia-Pacific region shows the strongest uptake with almost three million developers currently using these technologies.

 

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A related Evans report on AI, ML and Big Data found that over 50 percent of developers working on AI projects are concentrating solely on machine learning in those projects.

The Global Developer Population and Demographic Study is in its 25th edition, and is updated every six months. The study estimates there are currently 22 million developers worldwide, and that this is expected to rise to 26.1 million within five years. 

Commenting on the findings, Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp, said:

“There’s been a huge uptake for AI and ML technologies by developers. Not only have the tools and frameworks multiplied and matured and made adoption much easier, but the developers themselves show a great deal of excitement about using them and enhancing their applications with these new capabilities.”

Other trend highlighted in the report are that 9.9 million developers are working on optimizing security solutions in their organizations, with 1.8 million developers focused on this in North America. 16.5 million developers are working in organizations having a formal DevOps strategy.  In DevOps both the APAC and EMEA regions top North America for number of developers.

 

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