Uni programme to boost AI literacy

Uni programme to boost AI literacy

Six universities are planning to run a pilot study programme on artificial intelligence (AI) and computer engineering in the coming term, with the goal of producing about 200 graduates per year, says the Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation.

The programme is designed with the so-called sandbox course method, allowing the six universities and their students to work closely together, said Minister Anek Laothamatas yesterday.

The universities are CMKL University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Mahidol University, Khon Kaen University, Chiang Mai University and Prince of Songkla University, he said.

Focusing on building students' capacity in AI and computer engineering, the universities are expected to arrange online and in-person classes for them, he said. It is aimed at producing graduates to fill positions in medicine and bioscience, finance and business, education, creativity industry, logistics, agricultural food industry, and the digital economy, he said.

Students can choose to pursue break-out paths such as cyber security and UI/UX design.

CMKL has been collaborating with Carnegie Mellon for its research-focused ECE graduate program since 2017. Our CMKL faculty members have over 12 years of research & development experience that we've brought to develop our own AiCE program.

The university is where the world's first AI software was invented and is the world's top university in AI, he said.

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