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Reaction: Don't believe the hype - 74% of developers aren't using AI tools

April 17, 2018 @ 1:53 PM | Industry News, Musings

According to a DigitalOcean report, 74% of developers aren't using AI tools. Yes, this is a snapshot of the present, but the future is bright for AI in the developer community.


A new DigitalOcean report found that 74% of developers aren't using AI tools.

The future may look bleak for developer AI adoption, but a promising sign is they want to learn - 81% said they are interested in learning more. Of those developers:

  • 46% are interested in automated machine learning.
  • 22% are interested in sentiment analysis and natural language processing.
  • 21% are interested in hybrid and deep learning models.

Also, of those who said they have used an AI tool, 17% have used Google Tensorflow and 7% IBM Watson (let's hope they also try out the Nexosis API).


A trend we have identified from our conversations with developers is that they are excited about machine learning but want to learn more about it before diving in. There are a few notorious surveys that echo this sentiment:

So yes, right now a large portion of developers aren't using AI tools, but this is poised to change. As developers learn they will experiment and eventually implement AI using automated machine learning tools that make the process easier and more efficient. We are excited to be a part of this market shift! 

Are you a developer ready to learn more about AI and machine learning? Join our Machine Learning for Humans Facebook group or visit our resource library.

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