Presentation of the Artificial Intelligence programme

A word from Professor Hervé Bourlard, Programme Director

photo portrait de Hervé Bourlard

«This Master is a unique, visionary programme that combines job experience and education. You will develop a company’s artificial intelligence (AI) and, at the same time, get a high-level, flexible university training, thus acquiring the advanced skills which are essential to managing AI projects. Sixty per cent of your time is dedicated to courses taught by Idiap researchers enjoying worldwide recognition in their fields.  As you will mainly study online, you will enjoy major flexibility, fitting your studies around your life. Fourty per cent of your time is dedicated to your company, for which you develop an AI project with the support of the Idiap R&D team. Your company provides the financial support you need to follow a training programme aligned with its interests and activities and you get an internationally recognised degree.»

Why train in artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is a new turning point in the digitalisation process of our society, foretelling the upcoming 4.0 industry. All companies whatever their market (regional, national or global) are moving towards digitalisation and need a whole range of AI expertise. The job marketis desperately looking for AI specialists as the need is there.

What are the job opportunities after a Master in artificial intelligence?

The MSc in Artificial Intelligence alternates between theoretical tuition and a job in a company. It enables the student to develop skills that meet the demands of the business. The dual theory-practice nature of the curriculum guarantees employability after completing the degree. In addition, the development of a project for a partner company increases the chances of getting a permanent position.

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