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Why Doctors, Fashion Designers Are Learning Data Analytics, AI

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As technology become critical to careers and businesses, many outside the technology field are trying to pick up new-age digital skills, turning the conventional education system on its head. Most technology education firms say the number of non-computer science students attending their data science and analytics programs is growing. At Jigsaw Academy, 17-to-20 percent of learners are non-computer science students, and at Simplilearn, it is 30 percent.

Great Learning co-founder Hari Krishnan Nair says 50 percent of students for the company's data science-related courses are from a non-technical backgrounds. "In the last 12-to-18 months, we are seeing demand from chartered accountants, doctors," he says.

During the course, Nair says, some learn to code more than others, in languages like Python, and then begin to specialize in AI and ML. It's a natural progression of data science, he says.

From The Times of India
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