Much of the AI and highered interwebs were ablaze in the last week with MIT’s announcement that they’re building an AI college with a cool $1 billion in funding. (side note: I wish I could get into that future interdisciplinary college. Perhaps I’ll just have to wait for the inevitable exec leadership program that comes out of it.)
But I’m far more excited by this news: the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is launching an African Masters in Machine Intelligence programme. And it’s only 10 months long. Even better? This:
“There are two Rwandans in the first cohort of 35 students, 44 per cent being women – another first at AIMS.”
The students will graduate with a Masters in Mathematical Science specializing in machine learning. The program is backed by tech giants, Google and Facebook. It’s the first of it’s kind in the country.
Maybe Americans might want to considering getting their masters in artificial intelligence abroad. Imagine the perspective they’d gain. Imagine the value they could add to an organization. And they’d do it in less time than a traditional American degree.
A Nigerian colleague shared the article on LinkedIn reminding me yet again of the immense value of global networks.
Google definition of plagiarism so we’re all clear. Also the root is kidnapper!
Last week marked a pivotal moment in my entrepreneurial journey: a company I’ve long admired in international education stole my company’s content. The company, GoinGlobal, a global career company, stole my original content from www.internationalstudentcareers.com. Then they repurposed my original content as a blog post, directly copying sentences from my content and passing them off as their own.
The first offense was an original long form article from www.internationalstudentcareers.com on how international students find jobs in the US. I wrote the book, How to Get a Job in the USA, based on this article.
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I’m breaking from my usual posts about HR tech and the future of jobs to give a quick update as I’ve had a few weeks of increased traffic.
So hello everyone. I invite you to enjoy the HR tech rants, question the narratives you read about the future of work, and leave with a podcast recommendation.
I work at the intersection of international education and the future of work. I kind of hate that future of work is a term because really, it’s already here. My passion for culture and language is as strong as my obsession with AI technology and the changing nature of work. There aren’t a lot of us working in this niche but if this is you I’d love to connect on LinkedIn. You can also join the GlobalMe community here.
So much of the future of work is US centric. I’m investigating how new technology and AI are shaping other cultures as well as the US. I’m interested in new companies, roles, and HR tech across borders.
I’m also redefining how we train people for global careers. I founded GlobalMe School to change how we prepare students and professionals for global careers and the future of work. I’m training a next generation of job seekers how to seek out future-proof careers and build cutting edge skills.
You can get an idea of what we do in our International Job Search Strategy webinar. Below is a preview from a webinar covering global careers and the future of work from August.