CUK (Catholic University of Korea) established the new department, department of AI (Artificial Intelligence) which get out of existing natural sciences and engineering affiliation. The Department of AI was established to actively cope with the increasing need for social problem-solving artificial intelligence utilizing versatile talent needed in many fields related to artificial intelligence.
Since artificial intelligence technology is expected to be used in both the private and public sectors, CUK has been recruiting incoming freshers for the new major that will start in 2021. According to the official website of the Department of Artificial Intelligence the special feature is organizing a curriculum, which can develop various AI application systems based on the comprehensive understanding of the AI technology.
At the interview with CUK journal, Kim Doo-kyum, leader of the strategy planning team at the CUK’s planning department said an entrance quota for the Department of AI is 80 students. It is the largest number of students among universities that have established undergraduate programs related to artificial intelligence. He revealed that this is the strength of our university. It will be expected to serve as an advantage in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which more and more companies find skilled talents in AI technology sector.
Students can choose various careers after majoring in AI. By taking advantage of the characteristics of the department, students can get a job in professional groups such as AI programmers, big data processing engineers, and AI investment analysts. As artificial intelligence is increasingly being used in many parts of our lives, many companies are also looking for talent who can utilize AI. At a time when the competition to find talent is causing a shortage of manpower in the AI field, graduating from the department of AI will serve as an advantage in employment.
The Department of Artificial Intelligence said it will foster global leaders who will lead the artificial intelligence sector by fostering AI professionals who enhance human dignity, innovate AI technologies, and contribute to AI public and private policies.