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GSU Launches Graduate Certificate Program in Trustworthy AI Systems

Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., recently launched a Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems graduate certificate program. According to a news release, the online certificate program covers four crucial components of computer science: AI, machine learning, cybersecurity and privacy. The program was designed to help working professionals stay educated and up-to-date in a fast-moving industry.

“While there are many certificates in AI/machine learning and in cybersecurity separately, there’s currently no program in trustworthy AI to the best of our knowledge,” said Daniel Takabi, the program director, associate professor of computer science and founding director of the Center for Information Security and Privacy: Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE).

Takabi said in a statement that AI systems pose important challenges like security, safety, privacy, ethics and fairness that deserve to be addressed at length to ensure full trustworthiness. The deepened understanding will allow for quicker integration and adoption of the technology into future innovations to spur economic growth.

The certificate program’s courses will cover topics like “robustness, reliability, security, privacy, fairness accountability, transparency and ethics in AI systems,” according to a news release. Learned skills will include trustworthy development, testing and deployment of artificial intelligence systems. The program can be completed in as few as 21 weeks, and all required courses are available online.

“Georgia State is uniquely positioned to offer this program, given the expertise of our faculty in this area,” Takabi said. “The innovative curriculum is developed by several faculty whose work in trustworthy AI has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and Microsoft, among others.”

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