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AI just an algorithm. Some times really difficult. But all this hype about AI, BigData, Mashine learning, and another popular application today really fun to me because its just an alghorithms to do some task and it was invented 30-40 or more years ago. Can you imagine that in 1948 on G20 politics seriously talking about merge sort algohrim? 🤣
I mean i think if you wanna be a sucessful programmer u should first of all know programming language. Alghorithms second. Difficult alghorithm at very least.