MIT reveals $1 billion plan to set up new college for AI

Oct 16, 2018, 8:31 AM EDT
(Source: Ecole polytechnique/flickr)
(Source: Ecole polytechnique/flickr)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the place where the idea of artificial intelligence was first conceived, has announced an ambitious plan to invest $1 billion in setting up a new college that combines various academic disciplines with AI, machine learning and data science.

The new Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, scheduled to open in September next year, will spearhead the evolution of AI with a novel approach that teaches students to employ this technology in their disciplines at the outset instead of educating them separately on computer science, notes MIT Technology Review.

The research in the college will focus on AI breakthroughs and the ethical concerns around the application of the technology, exploring how to address the changing dynamics of the workforce as AI shakes up virtually every field and industry, writes CNET.