The University of Florida (UF) partners with technology giant IBM to tackle multiple society’s biggest challenges.
As a part of this partnership, the University of Florida and IBM will jointly launch a comprehensive skills program aimed at extending UF’s vision of being a global leader in artificial intelligence, data science, fintech, and other related technologies.
This new development is a step towards the University’s goal of becoming the nation’s foremost AI University. According to the University, this partnership will be very beneficial in transforming the country’s workforce and boosting research capabilities.
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The multi-year partnership with IBM includes plans to develop at least one new AI degree course and also online courses, tools, lecturers, and case studies from IBM’s Academic Initiative.
President of the University of Florida, Kent Fuchs, said, “By deepening our progress in artificial intelligence and other critical information technology, it will give our professors, scientists and students the right tools at the right time — benefiting everyone from teachers preparing schoolchildren for career success to doctors providing patients the very best health care to farmers growing more sustainable, healthier, productive crops.”
He further added that this new partnership with IBM puts them on the fast track to becoming a global leader in assisting the world in addressing the most significant challenges of the twenty-first century.
IBM and UF will collaborate to help instructors and students acquire varied and in-demand capabilities in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, quantum cloud computing, and data science that align with industry demands and trends.
According to the plan, the partnership will extend to West Palm Beach in the coming future. IBM has pledged software and tools to UF in a memorandum of understanding, including hybrid cloud, to support the University’s AI and data science work.
Additionally, IBM will also assist in constructing a campus center devoted to financing and technology teaching, and research.