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from Birmingham City University and University of Birmingham display ingenious work throughout check out to BCU’s new ₤ 70m STEAMhouse school Government initiative motivates more students and workers from underrepresented communities to study AI and data science and contacts market to co-fund scholarships University’s work adds to new research study, launched to accompany Birmingham Tech Week, exposing considerable development in the Midlands’tech sector A government minister has applauded the accomplishments of expert system(AI)and data science students and graduates at two UK universities, following a nationwide recruitment initiative to develop a more diverse tech industry. Visiting the city for Birmingham Tech Week, Minister for
Tech and the Digital Economy Damian Collins consulted with MSc scholarship trainees and alumni from Birmingham City University(BCU) and University of Birmingham (UoB)at BCU’s brand-new ₤
70m state-of-the-art STEAMhouse development campus. The Digital Minister highlighted the effective partnership between the government and BCU and UoB’s work to support trainees from underrepresented groups to study AI and information science and sign up with the UK’s world-leading AI industry. Earlier this year, the government announced up to ₤ 17 million in moneying to produce up to 2,000 additional AI scholarships for trainees from low socio-economic backgrounds, as well as ladies, black students and handicapped students to improve the variety of this growing and ingenious sector. Digital Minister Damian Collins said:”Artificial Intelligence has enormous power to increase financial growth and enhance people’s lives.”We want to see the entire nation gain from the advanced innovation and these incredibly skilled graduates, who have actually successfully completed our government-funded courses, can play a main role putting the UK at the forefront of this amazing field.”Welcomed by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and senior leaders from both universities, consisting of BCU Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Julian Beer, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment Professor Hanifa Shah, the minister and group were given a tour of STEAMhouse, before seeing presentations of pioneering AI applications work by BCU and UoB students and graduates. Professor Julian Beer said:
“We are pleased to see proficiency from our School of Computing and Digital Technology and STEAMhouse collaborating with market, and to be able to display the impactful job work of our personnel and scholarship students from our AI MSc course moneyed by OfS to the Minister and colleagues today.
“As the minister commented, we are a leading example of how combining start-ups, business, civic society, and academics leads to real life impact.