AI Citizenship Program
Artificial Intelligence Citizenship: The fruitful collaboration of RIT Dubai and Stallion AI.
New initiative to prepare students to become future professionals for careers in the AI economy
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) of Dubai and Stallion AI have joined forces to launch an initiative that will enable students of all disciplines to become Certified Artificial Intelligence (AI) Citizens. The program, known as 365 Digital AI Citizenship, will provide participants with a custom-made learning plan, along with access to an exclusive global community of experts, to help them explore their future career path in the AI economy.
The launch of the program comes as the vast majority of employers’ report that artificial intelligence is already mainstream technology in their day-to-day business operations. As AI increasingly pervades across industries and professions, its ability to transform productivity is expected to contribute about $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. (Source: PwC analysis)
Future jobs will involve AI in some form or another, and working professionals will need some more understanding of the field. Yet, the biggest barrier to optimizing the technology is the lack of knowledge and skills. So, introducing our students at the first semester of their study to AI through this Citizenship program will ensure that they are highly sought-after employees of the future, with the ability to both utilize and enhance AI functions in their studies as well as workplace.”
The 365 Digital AI Citizenship program will be open to all RIT Dubai students as part of the curriculum of study. Following an initial knowledge and needs assessment, students will undertake the AI Citizenship Course, which provides all the essential knowledge to operate in an AI environment. Successful completion of the course will lead to the award of AI Citizen status, certified by the Stallion AI Institute and RIT of Dubai.
Students will also have access to the AIQOM platform, a unique global digital ecosystem with four virtual hubs. The AI Academy provides a multi-lingual platform of programs and courses, while AI Nation offers access to an international network of AI professionals and students. The Virtual AI Lab is the world’s first multi-lingual Lab of its kind that enables everyone to explore AI to help solve real-world problems. The AI Marketplace offers a decentralized open AI market for developers and non-technical AI users to explore, publish and monetize digital data and AI assets.
During the experience, students will explore and learn about the AIQOM platform, a custom-made learning path, and determine the best possible personalized experiences, regardless of their majors, in order to explore their future career paths in relation to AI. Reflection sessions will follow the experience to ensure students are clear about how does it relate to their future.
This initiative supports RIT Dubai's commitment to go beyond traditional university education to prepare students for the world of opportunities that awaits. Artificial intelligence is an increasingly critical component of the global economy and, as Certified AI Citizens, RIT Dubai graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to play a leading role in this future-defining technology.”
The 365 Digital AI Citizenship program starts at an early stage for RIT Dubai students and within the RIT 365 course for first semester students, a unique course designed to provide students with a foundation for success during their time at RIT and beyond through experiential learning opportunities.
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