The University of Cambridge announced a new program to teach younger researchers AI and ML skills. The training, known as the Accelerate Program for Scientific Discovery, is funded by a philanthropic foundation backed by Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman of Alphabet.
- The program is geared toward physicists, biologists, and other scientists.
- In the first year, 32 Ph.D. or postdoctoral students will receive training. 160 students will be trained over five years.
- It's being led by Cambridge DeepMind ML professor Neil Lawrence, a former Amazon director. DeepMind AI researchers will provide guest lectures.
- The donation from Schmidt Futures, which hasn't been disclosed, will fund the team's salaries.