QUESTION: In one of Martin’s regular emails he advised that people should take up programming and engineering. Please could you ask Martin which programming language would he recommend to start with, especially in regards to AI.
Answer: I am really old school. I programmed in a variety of different languages and then optimized the machine code.
Programming Languages are a front end. You write in this level and then compile the program whereby the “compiler” converts this to machine language.
I optimized the machine language. Few people do that or even know how to anymore. I studied at the engineering level both hardware and software – how to build a computer not just program.
But today, the standard has emerged as C++. Once you learn one language, it is not hard to pick up the others