Students interested in a deeper understanding of the technical and social science aspects of artificial intelligence and machine learning each year complete the unique inter-university educational programme, prg.ai Minor. The ceremony of awarding certificates of completion of the programme takes place at the Old Town Hall.
The inter-university programme aims to train a new generation of experts in artificial intelligence. The prg.ai Minor offers its students an important added value – interdisciplinarity. The educational programme constantly evolves in response to student demand and university supply. It currently offers 22 courses in 6 thematic blocks, ranging from social sciences and ethics to diverse programming languages and machine learning methods.
The programme is the result of long-term cooperation between FIT CTU and FEE CTU with FSV UK and MFF UK with the support of the capital city of Prague. The development of artificial intelligence and the education of a new generation of multidisciplinary experts is a long-term priority for the Czech capital, which has ambitions to become a major global centre of technological innovation.
All prg.ai Minor graduates rate the programme consistently very positively. They welcome the opportunity to meet experts from practice and students with a similar focus.
“The most important thing for me was the opportunity to deal with topics that interested me and that I didn’t know much about. I enrolled in courses at another university, so the change of environment was interesting,” said Ing. Vojtěch Cahlík.
“My major field of study was security. I expected the programme to get me a basic overview of knowledge engineering, which the programme fulfilled. Apart from the study itself, you become part of the growing AI community and get the opportunity to meet new interesting people in the field,” added Ing. Tomáš Zvara, a graduate.
“Thanks to the programme, registering for a course from another faculty has become easy. I could try analyzing the effects of AI on society or robotics,” another graduate, Ing. Matej Choma, said.
Ing. Ondrej Pudiš joined his fellow graduates: “In terms of content, the programme brings the best of the faculties courses and allows meetings with other students of the programme, as well as experts from practice. These meetings were a motivation for further studies.”
“I plan to continue attending events organized by prg.ai and also to take other courses from the prg.ai Minor selection, which I did not have time for during my bachelor studies,” mentioned Bc. Ladislav Floriš .
The programme opens for new students at the beginning of March each year. However, students can express their interest now via the prg.ai/minor website, where students from participating universities can apply for the programme. Successful applicants will then be selected by an academic committee assessing their grades, technical knowledge and motivation.