New international course to help tackle AI skills shortage amid rapid industry growth – FE News

A collaborative education opportunity aimed at tackling a global shortage of artificial intelligence (AI) skills is unveiled between Coventry University and the University of Cincinnati.

The two institutions are working together to offer a new and unique Masters course in Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors which will aim to provide students with the opportunity to complete different parts of their qualification at Coventry University in the UK and at the University from Cincinnati in the United States. .

AI is the study of theory and development of computer systems capable of performing tasks such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision making, and translation between languages. The rapid growth in the application of AI continues to change the way we work and live.

The AI ​​skills shortage is growing in importance, and with a report from the World Economic Forum estimating that AI would create a net total of 97 million new jobs by 2025, graduates with AI skills are in high demand across the globe, presenting Coventry University with the opportunity to leverage its reputation and focus on producing career-ready graduates.

Dr Reda Al Bodour, Associate Director of the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Coventry University, said:

“Coventry University always strives to be at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technology into the education it provides and the research it conducts. This innovative course aims to provide students with a platform to acquire the appropriate skills and knowledge in AI, which is crucial given the current skills shortage and the growing importance and value of AI in different domains.

“We are both delighted and very excited to be working with the University of Cincinnati on this progressive master’s course, which will seek to provide students with the exciting cultural opportunity of studying in two countries, while gaining invaluable skills through advice and training provided by experts in the field.

The collaboration is unveiled at the famous Farnborough International Air Show on Monday 18e July.

Paul Orkwis, professor and acting director of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at the University of Cincinnati, said:

“The next step in the intelligence revolution is the incorporation of the most complicated machine ever devised, the human brain, with our modern computing machines. This will result in better and faster decisions, but with full guarantees and the next-level decision-making skills inherent in humans.We see the unprecedented excitement of the next unknown that this collaboration will bring as it offers turbo boost industries on both sides of the Atlantic.

The course will aim to help students acquire theoretical knowledge and technical skills in AI, develop a deeper understanding of the influence AI can have on the humans who use it, and build knowledge and awareness around advanced concepts such as artificial intelligence based on soft computing, intelligent decision-making. manufacturing, neutral network systems and the security of emerging connected systems.

Find out more about Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.

Learn more about the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.

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