To address a reported skills shortage in the artificial intelligence (AI) realm, the U.K.’s Coventry University and the University of Cincinnati have jointly created a new academic course that will offer industry an AI skills pipeline.

The new MSc course in Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors is expected to address a global skills shortage in AI, which, according to the World Economic Forum, is expected to create a net total of 97 million new jobs by roughly 2025.

Source: Coventry UniversitySource: Coventry University

According to its developers, the course will:

· assist students in gaining theoretical knowledge and technical skills in AI

· enable students to develop a greater understanding of the influence AI can have on humans who use it

· allow students to bolster knowledge and awareness surrounding the concepts of soft computing-based AI, intelligent decision making, neutral network systems and the security of connected systems 

Paul Orkwis, professor and interim head, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati, said: “The next step in the intelligence revolution is incorporation of the most complicated machine ever devised, the human brain, together with our modern computing machines. This will mean better, faster decisions but with all the safeguards and higher-level decision-making skills inherent to humans. We see the unparalleled excitement of the next unknown that this collaboration will bring as it bids to turbo-boost industries on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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