CIAIRI AI Skills Fortnight

Calling all AI enthusiasts! Interested in upskilling in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to keep up with this rapidly evolving industry?

Join the RMIT Centre for Industrial AI Research and Innovation’s (CIAIRI) AI Skills Fortnight, running from Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2022.

AI is everywhere and having AI skills will soon be an essential part of every job!

For students this is perfect for between semesters, learn skills beyond the classroom that employers are looking for to strengthen any CV.

There are three programs (online) and an in-person hackathon on offer from both industry and RMIT experts. 

CIAIRI AI Bootcamp with Microsoft

Date: 4 – 15 July (10 – 15 hours per week),

Certification exams 17 – 22 July

Location: Online

Cost: $50

CIAIRI’s AI Skills Bootcamp is a unique opportunity to meet industry experts from RMIT University, Microsoft and Prodigy Learning.  

Immerse yourself in three bootcamp programs – focused on creating cloud computing solutions, creating AI solutions and developing cloud data services – and three certification programs, which will equip you with the skills you need to excel in this fast and exciting world of AI. 

NVIDIA AI for Scientists Bootcamp

Date: Tuesday 12 July

Location: Online

Prerequisites: Basic Python programming language experience required

Cost: Free

Participants will learn the basics of GPU computing and AI concepts, particularly as it relates to applying Deep Learning (DL) for scientific problems.  

DL terminology and concepts will be instructed, and participants will start by creating their first “Hello World’ DL network.  Concepts of AI for Science will be discussed to draw a distinction between how scientific AI deployments differ from traditional AI.

You will then explore Convolutional Neural Networks and apply them to a Tropical Cyclone Detection case where you will learn the impact of modifying hyperparameters, network layers, and data augmentation to improve your model. 

Finally, you'll explore how more complicated networks (U-Nets) work, and you’ll gain experience applying them to a steady flow example problem. 

GDSC x MSA Hackathon – AI Ethics

Date: 13 and 14 July, 9am – 7.30pm

Location: City campus, Building 80, Level 1 and Level 3

Cost: Free

Artificial Intelligence is one of the growing fields in recent times, and as every industry adapts to it, it is our responsibility to ensure suitability and ethics are a big part of the process.   

RMIT’s Google Developer Student Club and Mechatronics Student Association (GDSC RMIT x MSA) is hosting a winter STEM case competition, which enables you to network with various industry companies, collaborate with mentors, and work in teams to solve burning problems within your chosen sector. 

Spread across two days, the case competition will equip you with design and future thinking workshops, presentations, industry networking events, and meetups with CIAIRI. You can join as a team, or we can place you in teams, in which you will pick an industry and propose a prototype solution through a live presentation. 

Bentley Digital Twin Workshop

Date: 5 and 6 July, 10.30am – 3.00pm both days (two half-day bootcamps)

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Participants will learn about the concept of Infrastructure digital twins and their original derived purpose and where they are now.  

We’ll take a look at some current use cases like NSW Digital Twin, Shell plant Digital twin model and Telstra Tower Digital twin, both Bentley and industry-based implementations.  

Getting started with the open-source Bentley iTwins 3D viewer, we’ll create an online sandbox with some preconfigured models to get your hands on instant access to the iTwin API.

You’ll look at the process of how to convert your own vector models over to the Bentley iTwin format and how we can view them offline in a sample electron application.

You will dig into the iTwin and discover how to query and report on the aligned information presented within and then explore some of the other ways to present that iTwin data, specifically in gaming engines. 

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