Kainos, a leading provider of digital services and platforms to public and private organisations around the globe, has opened its application process for A.I.Camp, a prestigious training programme set to take place in Birmingham and Belfast this summer.

Kainos is offering 10 places in Birmingham and 20 in Belfast to undergraduates who are keen to develop their own machine learning models, create chatbots, hear about the latest industry developments from local leaders in A.I. and develop their business skills. The closing date for applications is Friday 29 June.

CTO Tom Gray said: “After a successful first year in Belfast, we are delighted to bring A.I.Camp to Birmingham for the first time. Machine learning is a broad topic that embraces different skill sets and backgrounds, so we would encourage undergrads from disciplines such as mathematics and statistics to apply and get a head-start in the IT industry.

“The emergence of A.I. as a maturing technology is creating opportunities to reshape our daily lives and the world as we know it. While there are much debated moral and ethical questions to answer, there are also vast numbers of ways in which it will change lives for the better, from helping blind people to ‘see’, to identifying anomalies on production lines, to understanding how to better recognise and treat disease.”

Gemma Crothers, who heads up the Tech Outreach programme at Kainos said: “Young people are faced with increasing education costs, which is why A.I.Camp is free to attend. We have also scheduled it for the last two weeks of the summer so that it does not impact summer jobs, travelling or family commitments.”

“With the guidance of Kainos mentors and local A.I. leaders, students will learn how to write their own machine learning models, create chatbots, work in project teams, hear inspirational talks, take part in a hackathon to win prizes and of course, experience the award-winning Kainos culture.”

A.I.Camp is part of Kainos’ wider Tech Outreach programme, which aims to inspire, educate and train the next generation of IT talent. In the past three years, over 4,000 young people have benefitted from the programme, which also includes the company’s CodeCamp, CodeShow and work experience initiatives, and partnerships with The Prince’s Trust and Code Club.

Many who are selected for A.I.Camp go on to be offered a graduate or placement role with Kainos after graduation.

A.I.Camp will take place in Birmingham from 3-15 September 2018.
A.I,Camp will take place at Queen’s University Belfast between 20 August and 1 September 2018.

Apply for a place at A.I.Camp here.