The current trends make us know the future of technology is going to be in high demands. That’s why UCH wants to show some amazing technologies that will create opportuinites in your future career.
Although we may not quite be at the stage of flying hoverboards and time travel, advances in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, virtual reality (VR) and other futuristic technologies have vastly accelerated over the last decade.
Thanks to the new challenges and opportunities that are being brought about by these technologies, there’s an increasing talent gap for innovative data literacy skills, over traditional technology skillsets. And despite the excitement that surrounds these innovative technologies, the fact they’re still in their relative infancy means it’s
There are also concerns that universities are struggling to keep up with the pace, as the demand for universities to teach the theory and practice behind technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and virtual reality heightens.
Some universities are gearing their graduates to becoming ‘future fit’
The University of Johannesburg is one university that’s making a demonstrable effort to ensure its graduates are ‘future
The university offers several extra-curricular courses as part of its Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering, including the Higher Certificate in Information Technology, Certificate in Cyber Security and Certificate in Digital Forensics.
In addition, it’s Computational Intelligence for Industry short-learning program will run for one semester, from February 2019 through to June 2019. Applications for the program close on December 10 2018, so be quick.
Break into big tech careers and thrive in a world of machines
Using data from PayScale and Neuvoo, read on to discover
Average salary: US$91,476
In 2017, IBM released figures predicting that by 2020, the demand for data scientists, as well
Data scientists have superior knowledge of big data, as they measure and analyze data using machine learning to then forecast future opportunities, highlight potential problems and come up with viable and imaginative solutions.
Average salary: US$63,723
Artificial intelligence has fast become an indispensable tool in technology. As a UI designer, you’ll be part of a software development team and are expected to be a fantastic programmer, as well as be fluent in a range of web-based learning programming languages.
The University of Johannesburg offers a number of undergraduate degrees in information technology, and computer science and informatics, as well as an Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Information Technology Endorsement program, all of which are viable options for pursuing a career in UI design.
Average salary: US$81,027
Want to achieve your childhood ambitions of building real-life robots? As a robotic engineer, you’ll run the operations of developing AI machines for various products and services. You’ll need to have an expert knowledge of computer programming, as well as a strong background in big data and AI.
To break into this career, you’ll need to have a master’s or PhD in a relevant subject field. The University of Johannesburg’s Institute of Intelligent Systems will be launching a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence program, as well as a Computational Intelligence for Industry short-learning program which will provide students with a working knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools.
Virtual Reality developer
Average salary: US$39,975
What was once assumed to be a fad is now a mass market technology. As a VR developer, you’ll have to study up on your software skills and ensure you stay up-to-date with all technological advances. Using computer animation and modelling programs, you’ll design complex graphics and animations which can depict two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects and illustrations.
Career prospects as a virtual reality developer are vast,