College kids will be able to major in AI with Carnegie Mellon degree

CNET | 5/10/2018 | Stephen Shankland
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Carnegie Mellon, a university renowned for its robotics and computer science program, now offers college students a degree in artificial intelligence.

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AI, boosted by new machine learning and neural network technology, is racing across the computing industry. Its chief virtue is an ability to learn patterns from real-world data -- a lot of photos labeled "cat," for example, instead of some attempt to describe in programming terms that a cat has two round eyes, whiskers, and pointy ears. AI is endowing computers, phones, and online services with a new level of sophistication and human-friendly abilities.

"Specialists in artificial intelligence have never been more important, in shorter supply or in greater demand by employers," said Andrew Moore, dean of the university's School of Computer Science, in a statement Thursday. It's the first AI degree program in the country, the university said, open to 30 to 35 students a year.

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