A million more AI masters must be made

STEM education is lagging behind the necessary global supply chain. Andrew Ng, one of the world’s best known artificial intelligence experts, believes that if AI is to become “the new electricity”, there is a fundamental need for a large workforce armed with the skills of the future.

To increase capacity, Ng has launched a new online course, Deeplearning.ai, with hopes to attract a workforce that can not only understand AI but positively advance it.

This is particularly important for Australia where a new reports suggests the nation should double its pace of artificial intelligence and robotics automation to reap a $2.2 trillion opportunity by 2030, while also urgently preparing to support more than 3 million workers whose jobs may be at risk.

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This story is taken from the 11 August 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.