Artificial Intelligence can be separated into two different categories, Narrow AI (Weak AI) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI or Strong AI). Narrow AI can perform a single task very well, while AGI has intelligence much like humans. People that work in the A.I pathfield assist in building machines that can think and behave like humans, which can help automate a lot of processes that would have been impossible without A.I.
Computer Engineering is a branch of engineering that combines both computer science and electronic engineering to develop hardware and software. Computer Engineers develop and design computers, especially the hardware of them. Companies such as Apple, Dell, and Microsoft hire computer engineers.
Computer Network Architecture is the physical and logical design of software, hardware, protocols, and media related to the transmission of data.
Computer Scientists use technology and write computer programs in order to creatively and efficiently solve problems. They sometimes also develop models for human-technology interaction, which involves AI and machine learning. Their overall goal is to create software to solve a problem, or make technology more efficient.
Computer System Engineers are in charge of developing and curating designs to complex applications, system issues, and/or network concerns. They also manage systems and perform integration functions.
As the world becomes more technologically advanced, our devices become more prone to security breaches. With the increase in use of these devices, more information is stored. Hackers who can exploit vulnerabilities extort huge amounts of data. A Cryptographer is responsible for developing security systems using algorithms and cryphers to encrypt sensitive data. They are important as they must ensure that all of the world’s important data—including financial, personal, business, and military—is secure.
Data Science is a field that uses a combination of programming and mathematics/statistics to analyze data for practical and useful insights. Simply put, data scientists are expected to make value out of data. They then design algorithms and predictive models to measure and improve results, and present it. From there, their solutions and feedback are put in place, and they repeat the process.
Database Architects work closely with software designers, design analysts and others to create comprehensive databases that may be used by hundreds of people. Database architects prepare and map out how the electronic database should look and function.
Game Developers have to be creative thinkers, as they come up with new ideas and updates to make for video games. They are responsible for designing and developing video games for PC, console, and mobile applications. Their job is to code the base engine from the ideas of the design team, using their skills of character design, level design, animation, and unit testing.
Ethical hackers, also known as white hat hackers, use their skills to break into protected systems and networks to test and assess their security. They do this to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers can. A penetration tester is an ethical hacker than conducts authorized cyberattacks on a computer system to evaluate the security of the system.
Software Engineering is a branch of Computer Science which deals with the software and the applications of that software. In this type of engineering, you create software and apply it to a user interface for a client. The overall goal of Software Engineering is to create software that has a low cost but is highly efficient.
Software Testers create and implement software tests to debug and resolve issues within software. In addition, they may participate in software design reviews to give input on the requirements, attributes, designs, and schedule of the software's production.
A UI designer conducts user research, designs, prototypes, and implements innovative ways to improve the user interface. They consider all the visual, interactive elements of a product interface—including buttons, icons, spacing, typography, color schemes, and responsive design. In addition, they think about how the online experience makes the user feel, and how easy it is for the user to accomplish their desired tasks—like online shopping.
The field of electrical and computer engineering sets you up for a career in technology. While a mechanical engineering degree is probably the most versatile of all degrees, allowing for one to generalize in a variety of fields, the electrical and computer engineering degree (or ECE), gives you both a general understanding of computers and electricity, and also allows for you to specialize in a field like nanotechnology or renewable energy.
Electrical engineers research, design, develop, test, and supervise the installation and manufacturing of equipment, components, and systems for various uses, such as commercial and industrial.
Financial Technology is the integration of technology into offerings by financial service companies in order to improve their use and delivery to consumers.
In the exciting field of mechatronics engineering (also known as robotics), individuals design systems that combine the concepts of mechanical and electrical engineering along with computer science to design and construct “robots” for a variety of applications. Used in factories, various industries, and even people’s homes, robots are becoming an increasingly integral part to our daily lives and the efficiency of businesses around the globe. With the invention of Atlas, Spot, and WildCat by the mechatronics engineers at Boston Dynamics, truly amazing systems have been created in this field and will continue to evolve in the future, making the field one that is currently in a state of rapid growth. Common responsibilities/ skills associated with this role include: Computer Aided Design (CAD), programming (particularly logical programming), electrical engineering/ circuit design, mechanical engineering, project management skills, and ultimately, creativity.
Nanotechnology engineering is the groundbreaking combination of chemistry, quantum physics, and subatomic manipulation, to either create products with favorable properties (through the changing of molecular structures), design systems that operate on a nanoscale, or a combination of both! With this knowledge, nanotechnology engineers develop nanobots for medical usage, reengineer materials to have ideal abilities, design quantum computers, and more. Well-known nanotechnology engineers include Sumio Iijima (for his discovery of carbon nanotubes) and K. Eric Drexler (for the conceptual basis of MNT), along with current business leaders being: Raytheon, Intel, Texas Instruments, and Bell Labs (Nokia). Common responsibilities/ skills for nanotechnology engineers include: having knowledge of molecule design softwares, containing an in-depth understanding of chemistry/ quantum physics, being detail-oriented, having determination, and constantly being investigative as new discoveries arise.
A Radar Systems Analyst's job is to figure out how to improve radars so they can support future needs. They do a lot of modeling in Matlab and make PowerPoints to tell the story of what needs to change, and to convince the consumers to fund the right project.
Telecommunications Engineers design or put together wired, wireless, and satellite communications systems for various services such as voice and data. They also supervise installation, service, and maintenance.