Technology and innovation company Lockheed Martin Australia has become the first Foundation Partner with the University of Adelaide's new Australian Institute for Machine Learning. The strategic partnership will deliver world-leading machine learning research for national security, the space industry, business, and the broader community. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence that enables computers and machines to learn how to do complex tasks without being programmed by humans. This technology is driving what is known as the "fourth industrial revolution". The University's new Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) – which builds on decades of expertise in artificial intelligence and computer vision – will be based in the South Australian Government's new innovation precinct at Lot Fourteen (the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site).
The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing has awarded two inaugural chaired appointments to Dina Katabi and Aleksander Madry in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). "These distinguished endowed professorships recognize the extraordinary achievements of our faculty and future potential of their academic careers," says Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the Henry Ellis Warren Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. "I'm delighted to make these appointments and acknowledge Dina and Aleksander for their contributions to MIT, the college, and EECS, and their efforts to advance research and teaching in computer science, electrical engineering, artificial intelligence, and machine learning." Dina Katabi is the inaugural Thuan (1990) and Nicole Pham Professor. Katabi is being honored as an exceptional faculty member and for her commitment to mentoring students.
The Western New England University (WNEU) College of Engineering has announced a new graduate engineering certificate in artificial intelligence (AI). Applications are currently being accepted for the coming fall. Focusing on the theoretical foundation and practical application of AI and taught by expert WNEU faculty mentors, this certificate consists of four three-credit graduate courses: "Applied Fuzzy Logic," "Machine Learning Concepts," "Machine Learning Applications," and "Applied Neural Networks." Each course offered in a hybrid format, providing students the flexibility to participate either fully online, fully in class, or any combination of the two. The 12 course credits earned in this certificate can be transferred to the master of science in electrical engineering degree.
Artificial intelligence, the science of making computers ''think,'' has long been the preserve of theoreticians who were little concerned with practical applications. ''When they said'real things,' they meant computers that can play chess,'' said Dr. Roger Schank, chairman of the computer science department at Yale University. ''They were not going to talk to Wall Street, let alone own a suit.'' Now, however, business is taking an interest in artificial intelligence, or A.I., and some professors, such as Dr. Schank, are forming or joining companies to capitalize on the expected boom. But the new move toward commercialization is disrupting the academic community and provoking fears that university research will be hurt.
Our focus on AI and Data at University of Birmingham is two-fold, covering education to bridge sector skills gaps with Degree Apprenticeships and MSc programmes, alongside well established research communities promoting new ways of working and new insights into data and AI. We know the tech world changes rapidly. We are collaborating with industry sectors such as IT and computer science, engineering and professional services by developing innovative courses whilst also promoting the latest insights from research directly to business. Researchers at University of Birmingham and experts from industry are working on various projects for the UKRI AI for Services network initiatives. We are a partner in The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.