Python is the programming language of 2018 according to the percentage change in the rankings of TIOBE index. Python is now in third place behind C and Java.
The language gained 3.62% year over the year in their survey in January 2019 and Python’s popularity has increased in the last few years.
The language created by a Dutch programmer in 1989 and entered TIOBE’s top three list in September 2018.
AI and machine learning uses python nowadays and largely used in universities.
Because of its easy syntax and availability it became popular very fast.
Sources : thehansindia.com