BITS Pilani has announced the launch of a new master’s degree program, MTech in artificial intelligence and machine learning, designed to equip working professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge of cutting-edge ML and AI methods such as reinforcement learning and deep learning.
The Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) department announced the launch of a four-semester program concluding with a doctorate that will provide participants with a wide variety of skills helpful in advancing their careers as AI and ML scientists.
Using tools and technologies such as OpenCV for computer vision, Tensorflow for Deep Learning, NLTK for natural language processing, and Python libraries, the course will examine the practical applications of AI in fields like computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), robotics, and cyber security.
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Professor Anita Ramachandran is the head of BITS Pilani’s WILP’s computer science and information system group. She emphasized the importance of the course by saying that its electives and subjects are meant to aid in the comprehensive development of skills and knowledge. It is also meant to familiarise ML engineers with algorithms like supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning, along with application areas like natural language processing (NLP), computer vision (CV), robotics (robotics), and cyber security.
This course also includes weekend online lectures taught by BITS Pilani professors. The course application deadline is September 12, 2022. As noted by Professor Ramachandran, this curriculum will also aid engineers in comprehending the moral dilemmas inherent in using AI and ML. In 2020, the worldwide artificial intelligence industry was estimated to be worth USD 65.48 billion and that figure is expected to rise to USD 1581.7 billion by 2030.