The shortages of experts with advanced digital skills, in particular in Artificial intelligence (AI), could slow down Europe’s economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis and impact competitiveness. In the Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence, Member States and the Commission have acknowledged the need to train more people who can enable the deployment of AI throughout the economy.
As a follow-up action, CEF Telecom will support the design and delivery of Master programmes in artificial intelligence. Elements of these courses will be then available online on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform. This call is open to consortia of tertiary education institutions alongside excellence centres and relevant industry partners. The total budget is €6.5 million for two Master programmes and the deadline for submissions is 12 May 2020.
The Call is divided into 2 objectives:
- Objective 1: Design and deliver a Master programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits in Artificial Intelligence
- Objective 2: Design and deliver a Master programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits focusing on the use of Artificial Intelligence in a specific sector (for example, but not limited to AI for health, agriculture, manufacturing).