Belfast & London – 27th April 2017 – Kainos, a leading provider of Digital Services and Platforms, today announces the launch of A.I.Camp, a free training course for university students that will explore the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The first event is due to take place in Belfast this summer from 26 June to 7 July.

A.I.Camp will welcome 20 undergraduates from the UK and Ireland for a two-week masterclass in all things relating to artificial intelligence, with the specific objective of developing machine learning technology to improve lives. Over the course of the two-week camp, Kainos engineers and data scientists will provide advice and mentoring to students, helping them to create their own solutions and offering valuable industry insight into working on digital project teams.

The new camp is designed as an interactive learning experience, with workshops and practical sessions that will give students an introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning, and its application in the real world. Formal training will be followed by a 12-hour hackathon where participants will get the chance to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge.

A.I.Camp joins AppCamp, CodeCamp and the Earn as you Learn apprenticeship scheme as the latest addition to the Kainos Academy, which comprises a suite of acclaimed training and recruitment initiatives developed by the company to attract talented people and help them achieve their full potential in the digital industry.

Group CTO and Director of Innovation at Kainos, Tom Gray, said: “We’re excited to bring an initiative with such an important and topical theme to the Kainos Academy, and the timing couldn’t be better. Northern Ireland has the potential to be a centre of excellence in the development and application of artificial intelligence. That’s why we want to help students get some hands-on experience of the technology, and hopefully inspire them to play a vital role in making peoples’ lives better through technology.”

Undergraduates of any academic year with coding experience are invited to apply before 12 May. Find out more and read the entry requirements in full here.