Intel® Student Ambassador Program for AI at Meru University of Science and Technology

Intel® Student Ambassador Program for AI at Meru University of Science and Technology

In November of 2016 Intel® announced the Intel® AI Academy for Students, created to work collaboratively with students at innovative schools and universities doing great work in the Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence space. As part of this program Intel® also announced the Intel® Student Ambassador Program for AI, an exciting new program for university students to engage with Intel around their work in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

A team of three student ambassadors with Intel® held a boot-camp in Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) on Friday 20th July 2018. The training Introduced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning to students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses.

The boot-camp attracted over 100 students and lecturers from MUST and KeMU; facilitated by the Patron Science and Innovators Club Mr. Amos Chege Kirongo, the Dean School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) Mr, Abkul Orto, and the Chairperson of Computer Science Department Ms. Mary Mwadulo. The boot-camp was very informative as it provided the students with the basics of Artificial Intelligence with practical examples.

The Student Ambassador Program is a developer affinity program, designed to assist student experts in telling their story and share their expertise with other student data scientists and developers.  Intel is working with universities across the globe to introduce this program.  Those students invited into the program as Student Ambassadors are provided technical support, resources, and marketing to advance their own work through Intel software, tools, and hardware.