Wayne State University is partnering with Ann Arbor’s Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence software company, to create new online professional certificate programs intended to further skills in artificial intelligence and blockchain.
The programs are tailored to those in engineering, law, health care, accounting, and business.
“These training modules are being developed to address the gap that exists between academia and industry,” says Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the College of Engineering at WSU. “Our expert instructors, in conjunction with Amesite staff members, will deliver the six-week courses and be available to answer any questions the participants may have.”
One of the classes, Blockchain: Cutting Edge Data Management, will teach students the fundamentals of data storage, including security and privacy issues, regulatory questions, and ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. The class starts March 18 and runs through April 21.
The World of Artificial Intelligence program introduces students to applications, markets, and key players in the industry, as well as concepts such as data collection, machine learning, and natural language processing. The class starts March 18 and runs through April 28.
Both programs are online and will emphasize how these technologies impact jobs and everyday life. Amesite’s cloud-based digital platform includes customized user messaging and tracking as well as integration of current events into course materials.
“(WSU has) a crucial role in engineering education in Michigan, and a strong ability to reach one of the largest populations of engineers in the nation here in metro Detroit,” says Ann Marie Sastry, CEO of Amesite. “AI and blockchain are technologies that are transforming the way we work and live, and we are pleased to help WSU deliver offerings that bring professionals learning opportunities in each field.”
Each program requires a commitment of about 30-60 hours, and a $1,600 fee includes all course materials and suggested reading. Enrollment will remain open until March 20. More information is available here.