Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been at the forefront of computer science research for over 50 years. In recent years a confluence of breakthroughs in hardware capability and insights into algorithm design have made the early promise of intelligent machines a reality. AI is one of the fastest growing areas of ICT industry and research. It has the potential to positively transform every aspect of all our lives, from smart cities and autonomous vehicles, through to improved healthcare services and low-carbon economies.
This is a distinctive programme that is closely aligned to the research and teaching expertise of the Information Technology discipline and NUI Galway's Data Science Institute (https:// datascienceinstitute.ie), home of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (https://insight-centre.org).
Students also have the opportunity to choose from several optional online modules on offer from our partner in this programme, Dublin City University (DCU). The programme is taught over two years and is delivered completely online using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to support the virtual classroom. Students are expected to attend classes on campus at most one day per semester.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. AI is a topic of enormous interest and relevance to all aspects of work and society.
2. There is a global shortage of talent and expertise in AI, data analytics and data science.
3. This part-time MSc is taught online.