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AI for Everyone – a new minor in Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University

Published: 25th May 2022 Last updated: 25th May 2022

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences will launch a new minor for anyone who wants to stay on top of the AI developments in their chosen field of study. The minor in Artificial Intelligence is specifically designed for students with limited technical background and will be offered for the first time in the Fall semester of academic year 2022-2023. The minor welcomes students from all Bachelor's programs at Tilburg University.

In three courses, you will learn the general theoretical background of artificial intelligence, as well as the practical skills to program, design algorithms, and implement machine learning models. You will immediately utilize your knowledge, working with researchers who apply AI in a range of contexts, from robots and virtual reality to language learning and cognition. After completing the minor, you will be able to translate the knowledge from your primary field of study into AI solutions. Perhaps even more importantly, you will be able to enhance the development of your main study field by speaking the language of AI and vice versa. This can be a valuable addition to your CV. 

The minor consists of the following courses of 6 EC each:

  • Introduction to AI
  • Programming and Algorithmic Thinking
  • Elements of Machine Learning

All courses are taught in English. They are offered in Fall and cover a full semester.

Want to know more?
Watch the 10 minute video presentation by Dr. Peter Hendrix, minor coordinator AI.

Do you have further questions about the AI minor?
Please contact Dr. Peter Hendrix, minor coordinator (p.h.g.hendrix@tilburguniversity.edu) or Susanne Warmerdam, study advisor (s.warmerdam@tilburguniversity.edu)

The growing relevance of AI (presented as a fold-out)

AI solutions are rising to prominence in many fields of work, from governance to health care. An exciting development – the value AI can bring seems limitless at times. But it can also be a slightly frightening one – how much do we really trust algorithms when it comes to taking care of people? Can we be sure that these AI systems align with our ethical values? What does an AI programmer know about the intricacies of fields like education or psychology? And if you are not a programmer or engineer, but a student or expert in a non-technical field, where does this leave you? The newly introduced minor in AI reflects how ubiquitous AI already is, and how much more prominent it is expected to grow.


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