What Does An AI Developer Do?

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AI developers are responsible for using programming languages to develop and test AI systems. They integrate AI systems and functionality into software applications and also acquire and analyse large volumes of data to train AI models. Read on to find out more about the role of an AI developer. 

What is AI Development?

The world is currently witnessing an AI revolution and AI developers are at the forefront of this. 

These professionals work on developing and integrating AI algorithms into software applications. They work on code for applications and then test and deploy it. 

Role Overview - AI Developer
Role Overview – AI Developer

While their role may look similar to that of a software developer, the differences between AI and software developers all comes down to their line of focus. AI developers work specifically on AI solutions, including models, algorithms, and applications.

Is an AI developer a good career?

The current market growth of AI is strong. In fact, according to statistics, the AI sector is expected to grow by up to $2 trillion between 2020 and 2030. This makes AI development a good choice for anyone considering it as a. 

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What is the Responsibility of AI Developers?

AI developers collaborate with other members of the IT team to answer business challenges using AI software. They then design AI-powered solutions that effectively address these challenges.

Responsibilities Of An AI Developer
Responsibilities Of An AI Developer

AI developers are responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of AI systems and also implementing ML and DL algorithms and frameworks.

These professionals train teams when it comes to the implementation of AI systems and document code, algorithms, and processes for future references.

Responsibilities of an AI developer:

  • Collaborate with other members of the IT team to answer business challenges using AI software
  • Design AI-powered solutions that effectively address challenges
  • Develop, implement, and monitor AI systems 
  • Implement ML and DL algorithms and frameworks
  • Train teams when it comes to the implementation of AI systems 
  • Document code, algorithms, and processes for future references
  • Integrate AI models into production systems
  • Keep up to date on the latest AI technologies
  • Explain AI systems to project managers and stakeholders

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Skills of an AI Developer

An AI developer has excellent programming language skills, particularly in Python, Java and Scala

They also have a strong understanding of machine learning algorithms and frameworks and have experience with AI libraries and frameworks like TensorFlow, or PyTorch.

Skills Of An AI Developer
Skills Of An AI Developer

AI developers also have an excellent understanding of algorithms and are familiar with a variety of statistical methods and probability theories.

In terms of soft skills, these professionals have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and have excellent communication and teamwork skills.

What are the skills of an AI developer?

  • Excellent programming language skills, particularly in Python, Java and Scala
  • Strong understanding of machine learning algorithms and frameworks 
  • Experience with AI libraries and frameworks like TensorFlow, or PyTorch
  • Excellent understanding of algorithms 
  • Familiarity with a variety of statistical methods and probability theories
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model evaluation techniques
  • Excellent problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent communication and 
  • Good teamwork skills


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Background and Education

To work as an AI developer, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Game Development, or Computer Programming. A Master’s degree isn’t necessary but can go a long way into getting you into big companies and corporations.

Bootcamps and courses can also help you master the role of an AI developer. Examples of such courses are as follows:

Salary

An AI developer earns approximately $129,300 per year on average. On the lower end, these developers may earn around $40,000 whereas on the higher end, they earn around $158,500

In Germany, AI developers earn around €23,400 – €80,880 whereas in the UK, they earn between £31,000 – £53,000. 

Keep in mind that these numbers can vary depending on your skills, job role, industry and education. 

How much does an AI developer make?

US$40,000 – $158,500
Germany€23,400 – €80,880
UK£31,000 – £53,000

How much does a freelance AI developer make?

AI Developer on freelancermap charge on average:

$/hour

Rates in the AI Development Industry range between $40 and $96/hour for most freelancers.

The daily rate for AI Developers (8 working hours) would be around:

$640/day/day
Stand 27/01/2023

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