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University of Texas Will Offer Large-Scale Online Master's Degree in A.I.

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The funding to develop the new masters program came in part from the National Science Foundation.

The University of Texas at Austin said tuition would be about $10,000 for its online master’s program in artificial intelligence.

Credit: Joanna Kulesza/The New York Times

The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading computer science schools, said on Thursday that it was starting a large-scale, low-cost online Master of Science degree program in artificial intelligence.

The first of its kind among elite computing schools, the new program could help swiftly expand the A.I. work force in the United States as tech giants like Microsoft rush to invest billions in the field.

The university announced the initiative amid a clamor over new technology powered by artificial intelligence that can generate humanlike art and texts. And while some of the technology industry's biggest companies are laying off workers after years of rapid growth, hiring in A.I. is expected to stay strong.

From The New York Times
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