Students Interested in AI Encouraged to Stay on at University

The government has launched a graduate artificial intelligence (AI) drive to boost productivity and create high skilled jobs.

Under the plans announced this week a new industry-funded AI Masters will be introduced and 16 dedicated centres will be opened at universities across the country to train the next generation of AIPhDs.

Up to 200 new AI Masters places will be made available at UK universities funded by companies such as DeepMind, QuantumBlack, Cisco and BAE Systems. The Masters programme marks the first nationwide effort to address the skills gap at this level, in collaboration with the Institute of Coding and British Computer Society and will include work-based placements.

1,000 students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills with new PhDs at 16 dedicated UK Research and Innovation AI Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), located across the country.

Up to 5 AI research Fellowships, have been created in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute to both attract and retain the best research talent from around the world.

Adrian Smith, Institute Director, The Alan Turing Institute said:

Artificial intelligence represents an incredible opportunity to transform our economy and our lives for the better. The Turing AI Fellowships will be crucial in building UK leadership capability, driving forward ambitious research and ensuring that the UK can attract, retain, and develop world-leading research talent.

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