Artificial Intelligence in Academia
Posted: Thursday, Apr 18

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Artificial Intelligence in Academia

AI – An Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that creates intelligent systems to perform tasks which typically require human intelligence. While the use of this technology may replace some jobs, it offers new and emerging careers with Australia needing up to 161,000 additional specialist AI workers in the next 15 years^.

Increasingly AI is being used across numerous industries such as healthcare, finance, transportation, and entertainment to drive innovation and productivity. AI-powered systems can enhance medical diagnoses, optimise financial portfolios, drive autonomous vehicles, create realistic virtual experiences, and enable personalised recommendations in various domains.

How To Get Onboard

The Institute of Applied Technology – Digital (IAT Digital) offers a new way to get the digital skills Australia needs, with courses designed by trusted industry and education experts to complement individual experiences and lifestyles. These Microcredential courses are developed and designed in combination with industry partners including Macquarie University, UTS, Microsoft and more.

Microcredentials are practical and academic courses that can be applied directly to the workplace. They provide certification in industry-specific skills and include assessed learning that is recognised as evidence of competence. The current AI courses available include:

  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning Foundations
  • Impact of AI on Society
  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Machine Learning Foundations
  • Machine Learning Software Development Practices
  • Practice AI with Programming

Students can stack their courses with other Microcredentials, tailoring their learning journey to gain the skills they need to get ahead in their industry. Upon completion, the Microcredential learning is recorded and may give credit toward further study pathways in the vocational and higher education sectors.

Whether you’re exploring new skills or enhancing your existing knowledge, embrace a future career as an AI Software Engineer, AI Business Analyst, Machine Learning Engineer or Developer or AI Developer. Take a closer look at the AI courses available at the IAT Digital.


^ Source: Artificial Intelligence, CSIRO 2019.

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