University of Limerick to help 'shape new reality' with artificial intelligence course

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Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen on a visit to UL with Dr. Ann Ledwith and Dr. John Nelson Picture: Alan Place

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen on a visit to UL with Dr. Ann Ledwith and Dr. John Nelson Picture: Alan Place

A NEW Masters in artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Limerick will help to shape a new reality for Irish businesses, according to the Minister for State for Trade, Employment, and Business.

Ireland’s first Masters in AI will run in UL’s Digital District from September 2018 in association with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC). 

Minister of State Pat Breen welcomed the introduction of the course on a recent visit to the university. 

“Artificial Intelligence is shaping a new reality for Irish businesses, creating exciting new opportunities for innovation across all industries,” Minister Breen said. 

“To keep apace with these fast-changing technologies, it’s essential we have a workforce with the skills needed to drive this digital revolution. This Masters in AI will help to address Irish skills shortages in AI in the years to come.” 

The Minister plans to host a meeting at which AI will be the central theme and has invited course director Dr John Nelson to attend.