Uni Program to Boost AI Literacy

Six universities plan to conduct a pilot study program on artificial intelligence (AI) and computer engineering in the next term, aiming to produce around 200 graduates a year, the Ministry of Higher Education said. , Scientific Research and Innovation.

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

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

Focusing on building the capacity of AI and computer engineering students, universities should organize online and in-person classes for them, he said. It aims to train graduates to take up positions in the fields of medicine and biosciences, finance and business, education, creativity industry, logistics, agro-industry. food and the digital economy, he said.

Students can choose to pursue disruptive pathways such as cybersecurity and UI/UX design.

The program is developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, which has more than 12 years of experience in teaching AI, said Akkarit Sangpetch, director of the Carnegie Mellon KMITL program.

The university is where the world’s first AI software was invented and is the best university in the world for AI, he said.

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