To help meet the growing demand for professionals trained machine learning and AI theory and practice, Duke Engineering is now offering a Minor in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence to undergraduates across the university.
When we think about machine learning or artificial intelligence, the first thing that probably comes to mind is self-directed robots and self-driving cars. But many other fields rely on the smart manipulation of huge amounts of data—including medical pathology, communications, materials design and numerous others.
“Employers want to develop better solutions to the problems that they already care about and they want to do it more efficiently,” said Duke professor of electrical and computer engineering Henry Pfister, who chaired the ECE faculty committee that led the development process. “Machine learning can sometimes help with both of these goals.”