AI Education: Samsung Introduces Future Technologies Training Events Around the World

on October 29, 2019
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Samsung Electronics has been increasing its interest in the AI sector with the establishment of AI centers in seven locations across the globe and the continuous recruitment of the best in talent from industries related to AI. In the wake of this increased commitment to AI, Samsung has unveiled a number of programs to provide training in machine learning to people around the world.

 

This summer saw a second AI Bootcamp Summer School take place in Moscow; Samsung’s DesArrolladoras program, designed to help women break into technological fields, launched its third phase in Spain this September; and Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) launched this October following several successful similar initiatives around the world.

 

 

Where Technology Meets Business

The second annual AI Bootcamp Summer School for local students took place at the Samsung Artificial Intelligence Center in Moscow (SAIC-Moscow) this summer. Following a competitive application process, sixteen students from local higher education institutions took part in two weeks of classes on big data for business organized by Samsung Research Russia.

 

 

 

Along with a program similar to the 2018 AI Bootcamp Summer School, which familiarized students with approaches to solving non-trivial tasks related to computer vision, this year’s AI Bootcamp Summer School saw the inclusion of an introduction course to the data-analyst and contemporary marketing professions, providing students with the opportunity to learn how to work with big data and machine learning in business contexts.

 

The AI Bootcamp Summer School program was also supplemented by additional lectures on biometrics, computer vision and the management of research projects. These lectures were given by Samsung Research Russia employees, providing students with first-hand, practical perspectives on these subjects. The program ended with student presentations and an awards ceremony during which participants received certificates of completion.

 

 

Shifting the Balance for Women in Technology

Samsung’s DesArrolladoras program launched its third phase this September in Madrid following the successful outcome of its previous iterations, which have already helped over 1,000 women of various ages expand their technological knowledge to the end of personal and professional development. The initiative, in partnership with Bejob, provides training to women in programming and other technological fields regardless of previous experience.

 

 

Participants from a variety of different stages in their careers took part in the DesArrolladoras program. 60% were employed while attending, 22% were seeking work and 11% were pursuing other studies while undertaking the program, which provided its students with the opportunity to acquire highly valuable skills and knowledge for today’s competitive job market. Furthermore, the top 40 achievers of the program’s 300 students will have the opportunity to take a course on AI and big data, valued at 7,000 euros.

 

The program’s curriculum provides an introduction to the fundamentals of AI, natural language processing, machine learning and deep learning, as well as programming languages required in the field of AI. Furthermore, in the Big Data unit, students are trained in data analysis, management and storage, as well as programming and Business Intelligence.

 

With this latest edition of the DesArrolladoras program, Samsung is strengthening its commitment to helping women succeed in the field of technology, providing the students with the necessary expertise for a constantly shifting, increasingly demanding sector.

 

 

An Education for Future Generations

Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC), a new program that builds on the positive outcomes of Samsung’s previous youth education programs including the Samsung Tech Institute, which has been running since 2013 and provided valuable experience for over 110,000 young people in over 30 countries, launched this October in Russia. SIC offers young people the chance to enhance both their practical technological knowledge as well as their employment prospects through both classroom learning and online-based courses (the latter from 2020).

 

 

Culminating in official certification, the skills at the core of the SIC curriculum are rooted in future technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud and mobile platforms, and more. On top of this core syllabus, additional programs, tailored to each country where SIC takes place, will offer students a uniquely customized course experience. Some examples of Samsung Innovation Campus programs include the educational projects “SAMSUNG IT SCHOOL” and “Samsung IT Academy”, which have been successfully developed in Russia.

 

Having launched in Russia, the initiative will gradually expand to Vietnam, Spain, Indonesia, Chile, Thailand and other countries in the near future, so as to empower and enable a new generation of problem solvers by equipping them with the future-proof skills and localized knowledge to work towards a brighter future.

 

With initiatives such as these, Samsung is bringing activities to educate people on the skills and technologies key to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as AI, to people all over the world. Since the launch of its new vision for its global citizenship initiative, “Enabling People”, Samsung has been working continuously towards helping people succeed within the field of technology for the betterment of their own, as well as the global, community.

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