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In this report we explore the core of the new ecosystem that is emerging: data scientists and machine learning developers. Based on the experiences of 2,280 data scientists and machine learning developers from 145 countries we explore how they are involved in machine learning, their goals, the technologies they use, the challenges they face and if and how they attempt to monetise machine learning.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) had a lot of hype in 2016. There’s excitement because low cost smartphone components have made both technologies feasible for the mass market, although there is not yet a viable consumer market for apps and content. While hardware platforms for both technologies have made great strides forward, they are not yet really ready for the mass market. However, the potential for AR and VR are clear to many, including large numbers of developers that want to explore the possibilities and position themselves to profit from a future wave of growth.
Those who think that developer employment in IoT (or even hobbyist interest) is growing in lockstep with devices and revenues are in for a surprise. There is a large need in the market for developers that are skilled at transforming products and increasing efficiencies. Will that labour shortage be resolved any time soon? Why is there a drop in developers focused on cost-saving or product extensions? Find out this and much more in this report. Our estimate draws on data from over 33,000 IoT developers in 140+ countries surveyed between 2014 and 2016.
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