Making computers think like humans is undeniably the next frontier that scientists and engineers are to trying to reach.

However, machine learning, a field of computer science that programs computers with the ability to learn from data and make informed, adaptive, dynamic predictions, is currently reinventing the wheel in engineering industries.

In the last decade, technology has taken a gigantic leap forward. Machine learning has empowered these technologies, and today we have virtual assistants, speech recognition, incredible consumer products, and more.

Governments around the world are now trying their best to out-AI other governments. And that’s a good thing for future engineers.

It seems that China has sent alarm bells ringing around the world with their artificial intelligence aspirations and apparent capabilities.

The United States of America doesn't want to be left behind. The White House just published an executive order on ‘Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence.' President Donald Trump said: 

“We’re on the verge of new technological revolutions that could improve virtually every aspect of our lives, create vast new wealth for American workers and families, and open up bold, new frontiers in science, medicine, and communication.”

The new executive order is a national strategy with the intention of prioritizing funding for ‘fundamental AI research and computing infrastructure, machine learning, and autonomous systems.'

Engineers have managed to make the rest of the world perk up and listen, with their innovative inventions utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning.

However, it is not only China and America throwing their hats in the ring. Forbes Magazine reports that Russia, Japan, Estonia, Israel and Canada, are major global players in the AI and machine learning sectors too.

Most prospective engineering students globally, however,  are eager to learn more about artificial intelligence and machine learning. They are seeking to earn qualifications in the space as well.

If the benefits of AI, machine learning and autonomous systems are clear, then many other countries should turbo-charge their uptake of the studying of these sectors.

Engineers studying at this very moment might have never been introduced to the learning materials that could assist with becoming knowledgeable about machine learning and artificial intelligence. So, how does the empowering of all engineers and technologists who could bring about the peak of the fourth industrial revolution begin?


Globally unlocking AI and machine learning

The Engineering Institute of Technology is presenting a Professional Certificate of Competency in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The course will begin on 13 May 2019.

In a short three months, students can become competent in the following areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of machine learning and its basic techniques
  • Solve problems using search algorithms
  • Examine and discuss Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  • Solve problems using supervised learning methods
  • Use WEKA software for data analysis and machine learning
  • Solve problems using mathematical optimization
  • Use MATLAB for machine learning

The course is delivered industry lecturers with more than 15 years of experience in the development and management of artificial intelligence. The course teaches students incredible problem-solving skills in the machine learning world and trains them in building algorithms to automate processes.

To join the course, all the students need is a computer with an adequate Internet connection. At the end of the course, the future AI whizzes will receive a certificate of competency and be ready to learn and apply what they have learned in the actual industry.
Enquire about the course today.


Works Cited

“Artificial Intelligence for the American People.” The White House, The United States Government, www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/artificial-intelligence-american-people/.

Minevich, Mark. “These Seven Countries Are In A Race To Rule The World With AI.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 5 Dec. 2017, www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/12/05/these-seven-countries-are-in-a-race-to-rule-the-world-with-ai/#181ff94f4c24.

“Professional Certificate of Competency in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.” Engineering Institute of Technology, www.eit.edu.au/cms/courses/electronic-engineering/professional-certificate/in-machine-learning-and-artificial-intelligence.

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