University of Denver’s Center for Professional Development Partners with edX to Launch AI Boot Camp
The University of Denver’s Center for Professional Development has partnered with edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc., to offer a new Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp. The intensive online program is designed for learners with little to no prior technical training who want to rapidly build the skills needed for an entry-level technical role requiring AI skills.
While demand for data scientists in general is slated to increase over 36% over the next decade—much faster than the 6% average growth rate of all professions—AI & machine learning specialized roles are a huge contributing factor to the expansion of the data science industry (Bureau of Labor Statistics). That means data roles concentrated in artificial intelligence are constantly growing and evolving along with the industry itself.
“AI is going to disrupt and reshape almost every industry sector in the coming years,” said Catherine Wilson, University College Academic Director of Information and Communications Technology. “Having the necessary skills to interpret and engage with AI technologies will be crucial. The ability to drown out the noise surrounding AI and focus on the technology, analysis, and solutions around the effective use of AI technologies is a skill set currently in high demand and will continue to be in the years to come.”
The part-time, 24-week boot camp program will educate early- to mid-career professionals in practical and technical skills across data science, machine learning, and AI. Informed by real-time industry needs, the program curriculum covers marketable technologies and foundational concepts including Python, unsupervised and supervised machine learning, transformers, natural language processing, AI applications, time series forecasting, and AI and data ethics. The Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp is guided by seasoned industry practitioners with the support of on-demand tutors and is designed to ensure graduates emerge with the dynamic, in-demand skills to succeed in today's rapidly changing tech landscape.
"Every individual, irrespective of their profession or trade, stands to benefit from a fundamental understanding of AI–it is now a requisite literacy in our times," said Anant Agarwal, Founder of edX, Chief Platform Officer at 2U, and former director of CSAIL, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. "The Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp with edX will help equip more people with the AI knowledge and skills necessary to augment their capabilities and ensure they're harnessing the myriad opportunities unfolding in this fascinating and rapidly shifting technology."
The next 24-week Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp starts October 23. For more information or to register, visit https://bootcamp.du.edu/artificial-intelligence/.
edX is the global online learning platform that fuels the world's ambition. edX was developed in 2012 by Harvard and MIT to make the world's best education available to everyone. Today, as a part of 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), edX connects over 76 million people with online learning to meet every professional moment. Together with top-ranked universities and organizations at the forefront of their fields, edX offers thousands of job-relevant programs across nearly every career discipline, from artificial intelligence and robotics to sustainability and public health. Find online courses, certificates, boot camps, and degrees that fuel your ambition at edX.org.
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