Inspiring the first AI generation

Understand the strategic importance of AI and how Microsoft is supporting BCU students through our Azure AI Fundamentals curriculum, part of Microsoft’s Future Skills Initiative. Andrew will showcase our extensive free AI learning paths and modules available on the Microsoft Learn platform. If you have a passion and enthusiasm for helping others Andrew will invite you to showcase your abilities to your peers by joining the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador programme and consider submitting an entry into this year’s global Imagine Cup competition.

Birmingham Tech Week is run in association with:


Andrew Bettany
Azure Skills Lead for Higher Education
Microsoft UK

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