The AIST programme is designed to meet today's tremendous demand of well-trained talents in AI and related specializations. There is now a manpower shortages of AI specialists in both local and global employment markets. According to the Innovation and Technology Bureau, the HKSAR Government's policies in innovation and technology such as re-industrialization, the expansion of the Science Park in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, and the establishment of HK-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in Lok Ma Chau Loop, are expected to create 50,000 jobs for people with knowledge and skills in high-end technologies. On the other hand, AI specialist is the top among the 15 emerging jobs in USA, with annual growth of 74% in demand, according to LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report. For these reasons, CUHK aims to train talented AI engineers/scientists for the following industries: biomedical engineering/science, information and computing technologies, manufacturing and robotic, as well as intelligence multimedia processing for various Internet companies.
We are arranging Work Study Programme and internship opportunities. Both on campus working with professors on advanced AI topics and off campus working with industry will be offered. More details will be announced throughout the semester when available, while students may also contact the department for opportunities.