Modern IT & AI development

The field of Artificial Intelligence has shown an upward trend of growth in the early 21st century. Almost 5 decades prior to the rise, in the 1950s, when the scientists introduced this term, they predicted “every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can… be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it.” 

What we observe now is that the evolution in AI has advanced the development of human society, with dramatic revolutions shaped by both theories and techniques. Over the course of a human lifetime, that prophecy of the scientists of the 1950s has almost been realised. Artificial intelligence has already taken the place of human thought, often in not obvious ways. In medicine, AI promises to become both irreplaceable and inestimable. 

However, the multidisciplinary and fast-growing features make AI a field difficult to be well understood. It turns out that the challenge to both spirit and humanity in the 21st century is the power of artificial intelligence, created and unleashed by human ingenuity. AI systems have been “taught” by the human to work by ingesting large amounts of labelled training data, analysing the data for correlations and patterns, and using these patterns to make predictions about future states. 

But to an extent which we are, perhaps, frightened to acknowledge, AI monitors our consumption patterns, our taste in everything from food to culture, our perception of ourselves, even our political views. If we want to re-orientate ourselves and take a critical view of this, before it is too late to regain control, how can we do so?

As the hype around AI has accelerated and continues to do so, it is of utmost importance to get the new generations engaged into a deeper understanding of the matter. 

That was the major reason and the motivation for Cherwell College Oxford to partner with Berkeley University, California, for an intensive 2-day Masterclass focusing on the essential matter in the sphere of Modern IT and AI. 

Join us for the 2-day intensive course in October – Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd.