Deepmind Scholarship Programme
Through all the advances that have been made in the AI industry over the years, there has been one persisting issue holding it back: A lack of diversity.
The AI workforce being overwhelmingly white-male has inevitably led to racial bias in some of the technology produced. This includes facial recognition systems being 19% less accurate when recognising images of Black individuals compared to White individuals. As well as the risk that AI is less accurate in identifying skin cancer in patients with darker skin.
That’s one of the reasons why the Artificial Intelligence research laboratory Deepmind started its revolutionary scholarship programme for those studying at the MSc or PhD level - And it’s open right now!
In order to be eligible, you must be able to answer YES to all of the following questions:
- Are you an MSc or PhD student?
- Is your field in computer science, Artificial Intelligence or a related field?
- Do you have an offer letter or expect to receive this letter by the 13th of May?
- Does your course start in the 2022-23 academic year?
- Are you a student from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, who are typically under-represented in this area of study?
- Are you a home Home/UK student?OR, Are you an international student with an offer letter from a UK university?
If you answered YES to all the questions above you should consider applying for the Deepmind scholarship programme!
To clarify, you must hold an offer from a relevant degree. The deadline for receiving this offer is 13th May 2022—you must therefore have applied beforehand.
What you get?
Tuition fees: £13,200 (fully covered)
Travel grant: £2,000
Equipment grant: £1,500
Full list of eligible Universities
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM - MASTERS
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - MASTERS
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON - MASTERS (COMPUTING AND AI)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON - MASTERS (LIFE SCIENCES)
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - MASTERS
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - MASTERS
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - PHD
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON - MASTERS (NEUROSCIENCE)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON - MASTERS (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON - MASTERS (COMPUTER SCIENCE)
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH - MASTERS
The Deepmind scholarship has supported a lot of people who might have struggled to get into the AI industry otherwise; and will continue to do so for years to come. If you’ve got an offer for one of the courses they support, and you think you’d meet the criteria for a scholarship, you should definitely consider applying!
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