How to select programming language for Artificial Intelligence(AI)

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Top 5 best Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence field.

If you are planning to work on a an artificial intelligence(AI) project and still have not decided which language you should use to program it, then you are at a right place.

What is AI

Right now, I will not answer this question for you. I will however direct you to our nice old friend

Enough of wiki semantics and books:- Artificial Intelligence is a branch of engineering, which basically aims at making the computers which can think intelligently, in the similar manner the intelligent humans think. Here are the top 5 languages that are most commonly used for AI projects .

1. Python

Python is considered to be in the first place in the list of all AI development languages due to the simplicity. The syntaxes belonging to python are very simple and can be easily learnt. Therefore, many AI algorithms can be easily implemented in it. Python takes short development time in comparison to other languages like Java, C++ or Ruby.

Python supports object oriented, functional as well as procedure oriented styles of programming. There are plenty of libraries in python, which make our tasks easier. For example: Numpy is a library for python that helps us to solve many scientific computations. Also, we have Pybrain, which is for using machine learning in Python.

2. R

R is one of the most effective language and environment for analyzing and manipulating the data for statistical purposes. Using R, we can easily produce well-designed publication-quality plot, including mathematical symbols and formulae where needed. Apart from being a general purpose language, R has numerous of packages like RODBC, Gmodels, Class and Tm which are used in the field of machine learning. These packages make the implementation of machine learning algorithms easy, for cracking the business associated problems.

3. Lisp

Lisp is one of the oldest and the most suited languages for the development in AI. It was invented by John McCarthy, the father of Artificial Intelligence in 1958.

It has the capability of processing the symbolic information effectively.
It is also known for its excellent prototyping capabilities and easy dynamic creation of new objects, with automatic garbage collection. Its development cycle allows interactive evaluation of expressions and recompilation of functions or file while the program is still running.

Over the years, due to advancement, many of these features have migrated into many other languages thereby affecting the uniqueness of Lisp.

4. Prolog

This language stays alongside Lisp when we talk about development in AI field. The features provided by it include efficient pattern matching, tree-based data structuring and automatic backtracking. All these features provide a surprisingly powerful and flexible programming framework. Prolog is widely used for working on medical projects and also for designing expert AI systems.

e stays alongside Lisp when we talk about development in AI field. The features provided by it include efficient pattern matching, tree-based data structuring and automatic backtracking. All these features provide a surprisingly powerful and flexible programming framework. Prolog is widely used for working on medical projects and also for designing expert AI systems.

5. Java

Java can also be considered as a good choice for AI development. Artificial intelligence has lot to do with search algorithms, artificial neural networks and genetic programming.

Java provides many benefits: easy use, debugging ease, package services, simplified work with large-scale projects, graphical representation of data and better user interaction. It also has the incorporation of Swing and SWT (the Standard Widget Toolkit). These tools make graphics and interfaces look appealing and sophisticated.

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Writer: B. K. Silverman

Author/AI engineer, Atlasian

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