SINGAPORE – College students can now consider free artificial intelligence (AI) courses from primary to innovative amount as section of efforts to equip youthful people with competencies in an rising discipline.
Open to students in secondary universities, junior schools, the Institute of Technological Training (ITE), regional universities and other institutes of increased understanding, the programme aims to attain more than 15,000 pupils about the following 3 yrs, stated AI Singapore on Wednesday (July 27).
College students will need to have to sort teams of at minimum 10 right before they can apply for the programme run by AI Singapore – which was released by the National Research Basis in 2017 to nurture AI talent in Singapore.
The students will review the subject matter at a few degrees, primarily based on their proficiency, and research at their possess speed. They will also be given entry to group teams and month to month sessions with AI Singapore, it added.
These will educate them programming skills and permit them examine machine studying and statistical and crucial thinking at their personal speed, AI Singapore mentioned.
Students receive certificates on completing every level, like one presented by Google Cloud – the Google Qualified Equipment Studying Engineer Certification.
Minister of State for Instruction and Manpower Gan Siow Huang, who spoke at the function held at Google Singapore’s workplace in Pasir Panjang, claimed the Ministry of Instruction (MOE) will give $1.8 million in funding for the programme.
Ms Gan stated AI is turning out to be an integral section of Singaporeans’ lives, from robot cleaners to digital assistants, and is even currently being used by MOE in the classroom.
She explained: “I hope these types of endeavours will get velocity and ignite desire between even additional of our pupils to go after Stem (science, technologies, engineering and mathematics) and AI-associated professions.”
AI Singapore director of AI Innovation Laurence Liew said the 3-12 months initiative, called the AI Scholar Outreach Programme, hopes to develop AI abilities and literacy outside of specialists.
In his deal with, he said: “We want to have AI talents at all degrees, not just at the universities.”
It will also complement AI Singapore’s other outreach programmes, this kind of as its LearnAI programme for key schools, he mentioned.