Chinese technologies company Huawei in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO EAST AFRICA) rolled out a weeklong online Artificial Intelligence training to university lecturers drawn from Kenya, Rwanda, and Mauritius.
The aim of the program is to provide fundamental AI knowledge to the professors so that they can understand its concept and introduce it to their students.
While noting that research into the changes in the employment structure has been accelerating, Huawei technologies says Artificial Intelligence is changing the skills needed by today’s labor market. According to the company, lifelong learning and training systems are needed to meet the needs of a smart economy and a smart society.
“Support is needed for teaching AI skills at institutions of higher learning, vocational schools, and training institutions. Teaching AI will greatly improve the professional competence of the modern workforce.” Huawei said in a statement
‘The training content includes Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Comprehensive A. I Labs using Huawei Model Arts, Mindspore and other open source Frameworks such as TensorFlow,’ said the company
By the end of the training, lecturers from the participating universities will have the necessary knowledge required to deliver Huawei-certified courses to students pursuing related subjects.
Programme Specialist at UNESCO Mr. Yoslan Nur urged all participants to “fully commit to applying the skills obtained to solving some of the daunting development challenges we face, and transfer the skills to building capacities of younger generations,”
Huawei said it is committed to smart education and ICT Infrastructure, building the bridges that cross the digital divide, equalizing educational opportunities, and helping improve teaching quality.