AI Education Eyed for All Univ., Technical College Students

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Tokyo, March 29 (Jiji Press)--A panel of experts on Friday called for all university and technical college students in Japan to be given beginner-level education on artificial intelligence.

This is part of a package of AI-related proposals presented by the panel at the day's meeting of the Japanese government's innovation promotion council, headed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

The proposals are expected to be reflected in a comprehensive innovation policy package, which will be drawn up around June, and an AI strategy, to be formulated by summer.

In Japan, a total of some 500,000 people graduate from universities and technical colleges every year.

The expert panel called for having all university and technical college students take beginner-level programs on math, data science and AI, and letting half of them, or around 250,000 students, acquire skills to apply AI to their own fields of studies.

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