Founder of TetraNoodle Technologies, Manuj Aggarwal has been listed among top AI experts who will be advising Miami Dade College – as they create the next generation of curriculum on cutting edge technologies like AI, cybersecurity, blockchain, and much more.
This listing comes in line with Miami Dade College’s new project to make artificial intelligence education available to all of its students after receiving $15 million from a quartet of public and nonprofit entities to beef up its technology curriculum.
According to the official report, the investment — $7 million from the Knight Foundation, $5 million from Miami-Dade County, $2 million from the City of Miami, and $1 million from the Miami Downtown Development Authority — will be used to hire as many as 15 faculty members with technology backgrounds that can satisfy surging enrollment in MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology. MDC is also launching MDCTECH, a web portal designed to serve as the hub for its tech efforts.
Manuj is joining the Artificial intelligence committee alongside world-class professors and fellow AI experts to advise the design and the development of this new degree program project.
“The world will be very different in the next 5-10 years. A lot of repetitive jobs will be replaced by AI. Future generations need to be prepared for the new AI-enabled economy. This initiative at Miami-Dade will have a foundational impact on our future generations.” Says Manuj Aggarwal.
At a press conference announcing the investment, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez expressed a similar message, saying the way to increase access to high-paying jobs starts with investing in education. “This is about creating fairness to accessing these opportunities,” Suarez said. “That is our obligation.”
Miami Dade College is one of the oldest and the second-largest institutions in the United States with a mission to provide students with unmatched opportunities and access to in-demand and exciting careers in the fields of engineering and technology.
The issue of modern curriculum and performance learning that meets the needs of talent demand from the job and entrepreneurship markets is a serious challenge that most development-oriented universities around the world wish to resolve.
Having worked on several EdTech projects notably Degree Compass in collaboration with Desire2Learn and Austin Peay State University, Manuj has got seasoned experience and expertise to share.
Degree compass was an AI-based project with a Netflix-like functional model to help students take courses and learn based on their inert talent and preferences. The project became so successful that it got praises from Bill Gates and Barack Obama.