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AI+X Micro-Program Fosters Interdisciplinary Skills in China

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to enhance every technology as it resembles enabling technologies like the combustion engine or electricity. Many people in this field believe AI is general purpose, with a multitude of applications across many different disciplines. We believe the nature of AI is interdisciplinary. In other words, the power of AI lies in augmenting its ability to accelerate research exponentially and the possibilities are endless.

As a result, demand for professionals who are hard-wired in AI technology knowledge but who also possess interdisciplinary perspectives and transferable skills is becoming increasingly important. This article explores the endeavor of nurturing an educational ecosystem to foster AI+X education in China via an interdisciplinary initiative.


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