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Published on 12 August 2019 by web editor

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The Institute of Coding, along with the Office for AI and BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT, is a key delivery partner for the government’s Industrial Master’s programme for Artificial Intelligence (IMAI).

Announced in February 2019, the IMAI is a world-first industry and government collaboration to develop the next generation of AI experts in the UK that is backed by major businesses including BAE Systems, Accenture, CISCO, McKinsey and Quantum Black. As part of this programme, government is working in partnership with universities and major corporations to boost the numbers of highly qualified AI experts and help give the UK’s tech industry the talent it needs to thrive in the future.

We know that there is a strong demand across all sectors of the economy for master’s level graduates trained in advanced artificial intelligence and ethics related to this field. As part of our work in the IMAI, the IoC is reaching out to industry and educators to assess and address the skills gap in the market and review the current offering for master’s level 7 courses.

In addition to creating a database of existing and new AI Master’s offerings, the IMAI is working to match industry partners and universities to create new funding arrangements and guide curriculum (including work placements) that will produce the postgraduates needed to continue the UK’s innovation in this sector.

As part of their participation in this programme, the industry partners who provide funding and work placements will receive recognition for their participation. If you would like to know more about how to get involved, please email us at AIMasters.IOC@bath.ac.uk or for further information about the programme click here.

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