Artificial intelligence is a topic that is taking the world by storm. Of course, we’ve seen movies where robots take over the world because their AI tech grew so sophisticated that they could take their fate into their own hands. While exciting and a bit scary, we’re quite a ways off from that ever happening.
AI has been introduced to several platforms in the 21st century in the form of chatbots and other automated services, but the development of this technology is starting to really be pursued as a career. It’s probably no surprise that the top 3 countries currently invested the most in researching AI are China, the U.S., and Japan. According to a recent article, between 2011 and 2015, China actually submitted over 41,000 pieces on AI to various publications – nearly double what the U.S. released in those years, and 3 times as much as what Japan produced.
It seems the world is in a race to capitalize on this research. And with such a passion and fear of AI, the subject is a common topic of discussion in social circles and accredited institutions alike. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the top universities and facilities promotion AI education.
While Stanford is often discussed as an accredited University in any comparison, it’s been repeatedly pegged as one of the United States’ top schools for artificial intelligence. The diversity of courses offered range from computer science all the way to cognitive psychology.
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon has always been seen as a prestigious college, but their AI programs have truly taken their prestige to another level. Andrew Moore, the Dean of computer science at Carnegie Mellon, discussed the university’s successes and the future of AI in a recent article with Forbes, where he was named one of the most influential people in the field.
This university in Japan is also lucky to have another of the world’s AI influencers roaming its halls. Joo-Ho Lee, Ph.D, is a professor at Ritsumeikan and has won awards for his work in the industry. He focuses on teaching students how to engage in interfaces, algorithms, and systems to create even more advances.
University of Edinburgh
Accredited for being UK’s longest established center for AI, this groundbreaking university is one of the top in the world for AI Master’s programs. Research topics discussed at the university include linguistics, computer science, statistics, psychology, reasoning, assembly robotics, and computer vision. With such a wide range of AI topics to focus on, the University of Edinburgh has been able to empower many students.