edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc., has announced the launch of its groundbreaking new Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence MicroBootCamp program in partnership with 12 top universities. The intensive online program is designed to rapidly equip technology professionals with the core skills needed to excel in the dynamic fields of machine learning and AI.
The Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence MicroBootCamp program will initially be offered by 12 university partners, including Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Southern Methodist University, The Ohio State University College of Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Denver, University of Kansas Jayhawk Global, University of Central Florida, University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training, University of Richmond, and others. Enrollment is open at edX.org, with the first cohorts starting in July 2023. Prior coding experience in Python is highly recommended.
Through the 10-week, project-based program, learners will be immersed in cutting-edge AI topics and skills, including supervised and unsupervised machine learning, neural networks, natural language processing (NLP), and emerging AI developments. The program’s interactive lessons have been meticulously designed to provide real-world context for the concepts and skills. With a rich blend of text, graphics, and video materials, complemented by live instructor support, expert grading feedback, and real-time learning assistant support, the program will deliver a comprehensive and engaging self-paced learning experience. As with all edX MicroBootCamp programs, this program is priced to support tax-friendly employee education benefits.
Speaking about the latest development, the Founder of edX & Chief Platform Officer at 2U, Anant Agarwal, said:
AI and machine learning aren’t just buzzwords; they’re the rocket fuel propelling us into the future. At edX, we’re teaming up with premier universities and industry partners, crafting top-tier, flexible programs that fast-track career readiness. Together, we’re turning learners into leaders in the AI landscape.
In the last six months, there has been a surge in learners interested in AI-related higher education programs, evidenced by an 80% increase in searches for ‘artificial intelligence’ on edX.org. To help meet this demand, the Machine Learning and AI MicroBootCamp was developed to help professionals build skills that can be immediately translated and applied to current job roles or be used as a foundation to pursue additional education and support future career outcomes.
Soulaymane Kachani, Senior Vice Provost of Columbia University, said:
As AI impacts every industry and our daily lives, the new MicroBootCamp offered by Columbia Engineering provides access to a potentially transformative pathway for professionals to advance their knowledge and harness AI’s power responsibly and effectively. Columbia Engineering’s long-standing partnership with edX and 2U has been instrumental in equipping learners from diverse backgrounds with an education at the forefront of technical innovation.
edX and its partners continue to invest in high-quality, cutting-edge AI content. In addition to the Machine Learning and AI MicroBootCamp program, five new ChatGPT open courses are now available on edX.org, allowing millions worldwide to learn about utilizing one of the world’s fastest-growing applications. Courses that are free to audit include Prompt Engineering Advanced ChatGPT and ChatGPT for education, business, healthcare, technology, coding and data.
Founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, edX aims to make the world’s best education available. As one of the world’s largest developers of technology talent, the company has supported more than 70,000 bootcamp graduates globally with the skills, knowledge, and career resources to achieve their goals. The platform and the world’s leading universities and companies offer thousands of free and open courses, professional certificates, boot camps, credit-bearing micro-credentials, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. Discover purpose-built online programs in technology, business, healthcare, science, education, social work, sustainability, and more.
edx has recently introduced two AI-powered innovations: the new edX plugin for ChatGPT and edX Xpert, an AI-powered learning assistant on its platform. The tools aimed to leverage the technology of AI research and deployment company OpenAI to deliver real-time academic support and course discovery to help learners achieve their goals.