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Intel® Edge AI Scholarship Program

Intel® Edge AI Scholarship Program

Build and deploy AI models at the edge! Leverage the potential of edge computing using the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit to fast-track development of high-performance computer vision and deep learning inference applications.
Apply to the Intel® Edge AI Fundamentals Course to participate in a vibrant student community and to earn one of 750 Nanodegree program scholarships to continue your education with the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit and other computer vision tools.

Learn Edge AI with Intel®

Stay at the cutting-edge of AI technology by gaining practical skills for deploying edge AI.
Learn how to use the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit to deploy computer vision capabilities inside a range of edge applications.
Join a community of peers at the forefront of the next big advancement in AI technology.

How it works

This scholarship is open to all applicants interested in learning how to work with computer vision deep learning models at the edge. Applicants 18 years of age or older are invited to apply.
We’ll review all applications and select recipients to participate in the Intel® Edge AI Fundamentals Course. This is where your learning begins! Recipients will spend 2.5 months optimizing powerful computer vision deep learning models. The initial fundamentals course is intended for students with some background in AI and computer vision, with experience in either Python or C++ and familiarity with command line basics.
Top students from the initial fundamentals course will be selected for one of 750 follow-up scholarships to the brand-new Intel® Edge AI for IoT Developers Nanodegree program.

Fundamentals Course


Intel® Edge AI Fundamentals Course

  • With a projected 48 billion devices connected to the IoT by 2021, Edge Computing is poised to bring the power of AI to the Internet of Things.

  • Learn how to use the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit to deploy computer vision applications at the network edge for the Internet of Things.

  • Participate in a vibrant student community, commit to dedicating 5-10 hours a week on the course, and work towards earning one of the follow-up Nanodegree scholarships by showing your leadership and dedication to secure and private AI.

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Top performers from the fundamentals course will earn a Nanodegree program scholarship to

Intel® Edge AI Fundamentals Course

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    Fundamentals Course Start

    December 16, 2019

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    Fundamentals Course End

    March 13, 2020

The scholarship program is for individuals with some AI exposure who want to deepen their understanding of Computer Vision and Deep Learning. The application process, as well as the student experience in the course, will be in English, and all applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

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  • Are you still accepting applications for this program?
  • How does this scholarship program work?
  • What will I learn?
  • How will it help me?
  • Are there specific class hours when I need to be online or can I go through the lessons and study whenever I want?
  • Will I definitely get a job based on these scholarships?
  • Where does the program take place?
  • When will applications open and close?
  • How many spots will be available?
  • How is Phase 1 of this scholarship different from Udacity's single course offerings?
  • Which Nanodegree program is included in Phase 2?
  • How will the full Nanodegree program scholarships be earned?
  • What are the Terms and Conditions?
  • What if I have additional questions?