Leading the way in machine learning and business intelligence, our members Amplyfi have been selected to take a central role in a new AI Masters programme, as part of the UK Government’s new industrial strategy.

Having developed a unique business platform that integrates artificial intelligence, surface web and deep web harvesting with front-end intuitive data visualisations, Amplyfi is at the cutting edge of applied AI tech. With their proprietary technology DataVoyant the business is driving a new way to gather business intelligence by tracking globally technology advances and tracing threads of market disruption.

The Tramshed Tech-based company is one of a number of companies helping to train the AI professionals of the future alongside BAE Systems, McKinsey’s Quantum Black and Google-backed Deepmind.

Chris Ganje, chief executive and co-founder said: “Amplyfi is proud to be involved in the launch of the AI Masters programme. In the UK, we are at a critical point in the development of tech skills and talent, with artificial intelligence one of the key areas of expertise where we can lead the world.

“Amplyfi is a case in point – we’ve experienced huge success in the last year, growing our global customer base and increasing our workforce by a third.

“We’re excited to play a core role in developing the programme further over the coming years, both by offering advice and insight into how the AI industry is evolving, and providing places to participants in the programme so that we can develop the very best talent.

“As the only independent start-up involved, it is important to add our expertise and guidance to the development of the programme. All tech businesses need to take some responsibility in nurturing talent – and this is a demonstration of just one of the many significant contributions we’re making to furthering our industry.”

Working with the British Computer Society and Institute of Coding, the new programme will will create 200 placements across British universities in the coming years. The programme will launch in September, with a commitment from industry partners to fund 50 of 200 places and provide work experience opportunities.

Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “The UK has long been a nation of innovators. This AI skills and talent investment will help nurture leading UK and international talent to ensure we retain our world-beating reputation in research and development.

“Artificial intelligence has great potential to drive up productivity and enhance every industry throughout our economy, from more effective disease diagnosis to building smart homes. Today’s announcement is our modern Industrial Strategy in action, investing in skills and talent to drive high skilled jobs, growth and productivity across the UK.”

Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright added: “The UK is not only the birthplace to the father of artificial intelligence, Alan Turing, but we are leading the way on work to ensure AI innovation has ethics at its core.

“We want to keep up this momentum and cement our reputation as pioneers in AI. Working with world class academic institutions and industry we will be able to train the next generation of top-tier AI talent and maintain the UK’s reputation as a trailblazer in emerging technologies.”

Register your interest

AI Fellowships: visit the Alan Turing Institute site for more detail and how to apply.

AI Masters courses: to register an interest in sponsoring or providing AI Masters courses please contact AIMasters.IOC@bath.ac.uk.