Fancy a career in AI? BCS Launches AI Foundation Certificate

3 Dec 2019 01:41 PM

A recent report from PwC states that 7.2 million jobs in AI and related technologies will be created in the UK in the next 20 years. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2025 more than half of all workplace tasks will be performed by machines.

Cheryl Cumberworth, Director of Products and Standards, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT says:

“Artificial intelligence is increasingly present in our workplace, technology and wider society meaning there is a greater need to study this area to ensure there is a level of expertise and professionalism within the industry. This is why – following the launch of our Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI) earlier this year – BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is pleased to announce the release of the next certificate in this exciting new pathway – the BCS Foundation Certificate in AI.”

BCS is the first and only provider offering an accredited certification in AI. The new Foundation Certificate will include and expand upon the knowledge learned at the Essentials level. It has been designed to support professionals in this innovative and fast-growing field that holds immense potential for the business world. The certificate incorporates learning on both the academic theory and practical applications of AI, providing definition and standardisation to this newly emerging area of IT.

Cheryl continues:

“The training will help increase a candidate’s value to their organisation and support their career progression. The BCS certification has been developed by industry experts ensuring relevant skills. It is based on best practice and mapped to SFIAplus to support career progression.”

Benefits for Professionals:

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For more information:

BCS: AI, Ethics and Certification

BCS believes that ethics should be at the heart of all AI based products. If we think before we develop, build and make we can ensure everybody shares in the technology's befits. To find out more, read our report.

Part of this journey is providing a pathway toward certification through which professionals can evidence their skills and their commitment to ethical practise:

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