Renowned AI expert joins UQ to help develop local talent

4 Mar 2022

As the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the digital workplace rapidly develops, The University of Queensland will soon offer a new short course led by internationally renowned expert Jeremy Howard. 

Professor Howard is the co-founder of, a research institute dedicated to making deep learning more accessible, and has been appointed as an Honorary Professor at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE).

He is also a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco, the chair of WAMRI, and Chief Scientist at

As part of Prof Howard’s new role,'s 7-week short course program, Practical Deep Learning for Coders, will be offered at UQ beginning in April 2022.  

“Having had the opportunity to train thousands of people worldwide, I’m excited to be coming to Queensland to work with businesses and start-ups to develop AI talent.”

“Following my appointment at UQ, I expect this to be the first of many high-impact AI research and education collaborations between and UQ."

The appointment follows the establishment of the UQ AI Collaboratory in 2021, which was formed in recognition of the long-term implications and exciting opportunities of AI. 

UQ has invested strongly in building capability in AI research and its applications, with the Collaboratory bringing together experts from technology, mathematics, physics, business, law, social and political sciences to address these global challenges.

Expressions of interest for the 7-week short course program in collaboration with are now open.

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