By Larry K. Williams, TAG president and CEO
I’ve had the pleasure of being invited on the AI in Action podcast by host JP Valentine. This served as the perfect opportunity to shed a light on Georgia’s artificial intelligence landscape, which has swiftly been growing thanks, in part, to our state’s educational institutions.
Schools like Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Morehouse College and Georgia State are providing students with the opportunity to pursue graduate degrees focused on areas such as machine learning, data science, robotics engineering and AI business innovation.
Last year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $20 million investment toward a collaborative effort by Georgia universities and other partners to leverage AI to transform adult learning in STEM. The grant will establish the NSF AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education (ALOE) to be headquartered at Georgia Tech, one of 11 NSF AI research institutes in the nation. The ALOE Institute will develop new AI theories and techniques as well as new models of lifelong learning and will evaluate their effectiveness at various colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia.
These initiatives are more needed than ever at a time when the number of U.S. enterprises implementing AI grew 270% in the past four years and tripled in the past year. Additionally, 58% of businesses throughout the country will modify their practices due to AI in the next five years. If organizations here in Georgia want to thrive and survive in this transforming business landscape, they will need to harness the power of AI.
TAG plays its part in providing AI-related learning opportunities for its members. Today, we’re hosting a 2-hour class for business professionals around best AI practices. Check our calendar of events for future opportunities!