Universities of Cincinnati, Coventry partner on AI course
The University of Cincinnati and the University of Coventry in the UK are creating a new international masters course to help tackle a global skills shortage in artificial intelligence technologies, according to a press release published this week .
The announcement indicates that the two higher education institutions will develop a course called “Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors”, with different parts that can be completed at each university, to prepare tomorrow’s technology professionals for the rapid growth of the AI technology industry.
According to a World Economic Forum report cited in the press release, AI is on track to create a total of 97 million net new jobs by 2025, as demand for graduates with AI technology skills increases. as the field progresses to create computer systems that can perform tasks such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision making, and language translation.
“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 fields”, Reda Al Bodour, associate director of the school of the University of Coventry. Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, said in a public statement.
“We are both delighted and very excited to be working with the University of Cincinnati on this progressive master’s course, which will aim 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.”
According to the announcement, the program will equip students with theoretical knowledge and technical skills relating to AI technology to develop a deeper understanding of the influence AI can have on humans, as well as familiarize students with advanced topics such as soft computing, network neutral, and security of emerging connected systems.
The Cincinnati-Coventry partnership joins a slew of AI-focused courses and programs established in higher education in recent years, such as a master’s program in AI at Iowa State University, technology courses from the at the University of Albany and a certification program at Carnegie Mellon University that prepares public sector professionals to work with and regulate AI, among others.
Professor Paul Orkwis, acting director of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, said in a public statement that integrating the human brain into modern computing would be the “next step in the intelligence revolution.
“It will result in better and faster decisions, but with all the safeguards and next-level decision-making skills inherent in humans,” Orkwis said. “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.”