Social media giant Facebook and Silicon Valley-based ed-tech platform Udacity, Inc. said they have jointly launched a learning course in “secure and private” artificial intelligence (AI). The course is open for application and general enrolments would begin from 30 May.
According to a statement from Udacity, Facebook’s involvement will enable 5,000 persons from across the globe to enrol for the programme.
After the successful completion of the first phase, the top 300 students will be eligible for full scholarships for one of the following programmes from Udacity: Deep Learning Nanodegree course or Computer Vision Nanodegree programme.
The goal of this latest programme is to equip students with skills required to work with cutting-edge privacy-preserving technologies such as Federated Learning, Differential Privacy, and Encrypted Computation.
Through this course, scholars will also learn advanced techniques of extending popular AI framework PyTorch with Deep Learning tools needed to securely train smarter AI models on distributed private data to provide robust data privacy solutions to users, the statement said.
“We are delighted to introduce the brand-new Secure and Private AI course. Through this programme, we aim to nurture capable data scientists and AI experts. The data-driven world of today is indeed in dire need of skilled professionals to protect data from being exploited or misused. We are excited to partner with Facebook for helping us extend the scholarship challenge to deserving candidates across the globe,” said Ishan Gupta, India managing director at Udacity.
The new course is a continuation of Udacity’s PyTorch scholarship programme launched in October 2018 in partnership with Facebook.