Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-A) Head Emil Bolongaita said upskilling South Australians with knowledge of developments in areas such as machine learning, digital transformation and artificial intelligence, is critical to the state’s success.
The university, which has its Australian campus in the historic Torrens Building on Victoria Square, is launching its first ever Masterclass Series tomorrow.
It’s a series of five, live online masterclasses delivered at no-cost to participants covering topics such as data analytics for business intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and corruption in the digital age.
Each masterclass will be led by the Adelaide campus’ world-renowned faculty and include a one-hour lecture and 30-minute Q&A.
The first masterclass, AI and the 4th Industrial Revolution, will be presented tomorrow by Dr Zig Zdziarski and then repeated on Friday, February 26 for those unable to attend the previous day.
“Executives, managers, and professionals are confronting new problems and unprecedented opportunities brought about by rapid technological progress, global economic competition, and socio-political transformation,” Professor Bolongaita said.
“To succeed and thrive in this volatile and dynamic environment, equipping oneself with the latest information and insights across disciplines is vital.
“Our Masterclasses are designed to help you grasp the profound changes that are transforming business, politics and society today, and to convey the pathways that you can choose to direct your destiny and that of your organisation or the broader society.”
The university is ranked number 1 in the world in Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology and Management by US News and World Report.
The Masterclasses Series covers:
AI and the 4th Industrial Revolution: presented by Dr Zig Zdziarski
When: Thursday, February 25, 8am – 9:30am and Friday, February 26, 4pm – 5:30pm.
Digital Transformation and the New Realities: presented by Prof. Riaz Esmailzadeh
When: Thursday, March 4: 8am – 9:30am and Friday, March 5: 4pm – 5:30pm.
Big Data and Government: Strategies for Success? presented by Prof. Tim O’Loughlin
When: Thursday March 11, 8am – 9:30am and Friday, March 12, 4pm – 5:30pm.
Machine Learning and Data Analytics: presented by Prof. Murli Viswanathan
When: Wednesday, March 17, 4pm – 5:30pm and Thursday, March 18, 8am – 9:30am.
Public Entrepreneurship and Corruption in the Digital Era: presented by Prof. Emil Bolongaita
When: Thursday, March 25, 8am – 9:30am and Friday, March 26, 4pm – 5:30pm.
All times are Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)
Prof. Bolongaita said the courses have been designed for professionals wanting to take bold steps in their careers in the post-COVID 19 job market by learning about new and emerging knowledge and tools that are revolutionising industries and societies.
Dr. Zdziarski will draw on his extensive expertise in AI and computer vision, which has included working as a consultant for the banking, insurance and retail sectors, as well as lecturing in AI at the National College of Ireland.
At CMU-A, he teaches Data Warehousing, Data Focused Python, and Programming R for Analytics.
“One of the key topics I’ll be looking at is the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is something people may have heard of, but not necessarily know in depth,” Dr. Zdziarski said.
“We’re right in the middle of this revolution and it’s impacting every single aspect of our lives. It’s important we understand it, the role AI plays in it, and what you can do to help it work for you.”