Swedish investment in AI education
The Swedish government has launched an investment in education for artificial intelligence, with the aim to strengthen Sweden's competencies and competitiveness. Chalmers will coordinate the initiative, comprising seven Swedish universities.
The government has announced a specific investment in university education within AI. A total of SEK 40 million for the years 2018-2019 will meet the labor market's need for conversion and in-depth knowledge in the field of AI. Chalmers is commissioned to coordinate the initiative, which also involves Gothenburg University, Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University, Umeå University and Örebro University.
“AI will affect almost every part of society and we have major research efforts that need to be supplemented with education initiatives. Chalmers raised this issue with the government, together with the other universities, and the dialogue has landed in today's initiative”, says Chalmers President Stefan Bengtsson.
Chalmers participates in several major AI initiatives that together provide a strong foundation for research and education within artificial intelligence.