Funding for conversion courses will help underrepresented groups get tech jobs even if they have no previous experience in the field
Companies encouraged to contribute to funding to boost skills pipeline for future workforce
Up to £23 million in government funding will create more AI and data conversion courses, helping young people from underrepresented groups including women, black people and people with disabilities join the UK’s world-leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry.
Up to two thousand scholarships for masters AI conversion courses, which enable graduates to do further study courses in the field even if their undergraduate course is not directly related, will create a new generation of experts in data science and AI.
The UK has a long and exceptional history in AI, from codebreaker Alan Turing’s early work through to London-based powerhouse DeepMind’s pioneering research which will enable quicker and more advanced drug discovery.
AI underpins the apps which help us navigate around cities, stop online banking fraud and…