EDTECH: Mooc Platform edX Is Launching An Artificial Intelligence Program

EdX, the online learning venture of Harvard and MIT, has launched 19 new digital credentials in high-demand fields including artificial intelligence. The move highlights the boom in tech fields such as data and computer science in higher education. Columbia University for example has created an edX MicroMasters program, as they are known, focused on AI that will explore one of the most fascinating and fastest growing areas of computer science to date. There’s a gaping skills gap in similar, white-hot areas such as big data analytics. Such is demand that traditional campus universities have been unable to supply enough talent to fill the void. This has opened up a “sweet spot” for online learning platforms, as edX CEO Anant Agarwal, calls it. “We are in these huge in-demand fields while…


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