AI for Science Master’s program at AIMS South Africa.

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AI for Science is a new stream in AIMS South Africa‘s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with DeepMind. The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research component. Applications are open to students from across Africa passionate about mathematics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. We are looking for students who gaze at the stars and the world around them in wonder and who want to use their talents to accelerate scientific discovery.

DeepMind scholars

A DeepMind donation will fund 40 scholars per year for the next four years. The funding covers full scholarships, equipment and computation costs for students. Our scholars will be DeepMind scholars and have opportunities to connect with DeepMind’s researchers and engineers for mentoring and support.

Beyond scholarships, the program will draw on DeepMind’s world-leading expertise in AI for Science.

World-class local partners

It is an exciting time for science in Africa. On our doorstep, the Square Kilometre Array will be the largest radio telescope ever built and will produce science that changes our understanding of the universe. The first detection of the Beta and Omicron Covid-19 variants happened close to our institute in Muizenberg.

With such stellar scientific neighbours, the program will benefit from the expertise of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) and its South African partner, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI), and the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA).

The initial focus areas of the program will be AI and machine learning in cosmology, epidemiology and ecology.