At the University of Florida, we’re building leadership for the future. For us that means every student – no matter the major – has the opportunity to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI). From the Arts to Engineering, courses have been created so you can learn how AI impacts your field of study. The applications of AI are limitless, and whatever your interest level – introductory to advanced – you can discover a pathway to AI right here at Florida with guidance from your academic advisor.
Over a four-year span, the use of AI has grown 270% in industry – and continues to grow. AI is being used to make real-world changes daily in unexpected ways. This directly impacts you as you prepare for internships/co-ops and careers after graduation. With opportunities such as earning an undergraduate AI Certificate, we’re preparing all of our students how to enter the workforce confidently understanding what AI is and how you engage with it today, tomorrow and beyond.
A University of Florida research team is working on a robot dog that has the ability to enter an enclosed space, scan it, and provide humans with a visual of what’s inside, an application that could lessen dangerous situations for first responders.
“If successful, this device will tell you how fresh produce is and help food transporters and packing houses better time shipments, increasing efficiency and providing fresher food for the consumer. Think of it like facial recognition, but instead of identifying faces, the device would identify freshness level,” Assistant Professor Tie Liu said.
As students across the nation return to the classroom this fall, Florida is among the first states to adopt a K-12 artificial intelligence, or AI, education program designed to prepare its youth for the growing global demand for an AI-enabled workforce.
Any undergraduate student at Florida is eligible to work towards the Certificate in AI Fundamentals and Applications, no matter your major. The nine-credit certificate has two required courses (Ethics, Data and Technology; and Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence), and you select one elective that is approved for the certificate. It's that simple. Three courses can lead you to earn an AI Certificate which will keep you ahead of the trends in your field of study, ahead of the curve when applying for internships, and propel you forward in forging solutions for real-world change.
With courses across the curriculum, AI is accessible at any level of interest. Have a discussion about the ethics of AI technology, learn how you can use AI to make your visionary project a reality, or write programming code that powers it. There's a variety of opportunities for every student to learn about AI based on their interest level. Learn more by visiting the link below.