UJ’s Artificial Intelligence drive attracts interest from the US Consulate


UJ’s Artificial Intelligence drive attracts interest from the US Consulate


Publishing Date: 2/7/2018 12:00 PM

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will have a tremendous impact in Africa and the world.

Artificial Intelligence is changing the face of the economy and how we live our lives in the workplace and at home. To this end, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) aims to equip its students to be future-fit and to grasp the opportunity of Artificial Intelligence.

This drive towards the impact of Artificial Intelligence has attracted the interest of the US Consulate General in Johannesburg.

UJ Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala and the US Consul General Michael A McCarthy, discussed general ways the Consulate General might partner with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on educational initiatives in the near future on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, in Auckland Park Kingsway Campus.

Consul General Mr McCarthy noted how impressed he was with UJ's push towards Artificial Intelligence. "We are always interested as the US Consulate in helping to identify young leaders and new entrepreneurs and encouraging them to expand and share their knowledge to find solutions to everyday problems around the world."

"Anything that encourages open learning, new ideas and new cultural exchange is always a good thing," Mr McCarthy explained.

The US Consulate was accompanied by Public Affairs Officer Anthony Deaton who further explained in-depth details of their various programmes open to students and faculties which can be explored here.

The US delegates were briefed on the programmes on offer at UJ as well as the university's future plans and development initiatives. The meeting also touched upon the role and status of education in the US region.

UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala met with US Consul General Michael A McCarthy during his visit to UJ.