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Apple Developer Academy adds new AI training curriculum

Published Jun 18th, 2024 9:00AM EDT
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Today, Apple announced a new core curriculum for Apple Developer Academy worldwide. Starting this fall, students and alumni in Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the United States will take advantage of AI training classes.

According to the company, the curriculum will be provided to thousands of students and alumni across 18 Developer Academies in six countries as the academy continues to increase opportunities for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs looking to embark on careers in the growing iOS app economy and beyond.

Interestingly, this announcement comes a week after Cupertino unveiled its Apple Intelligence project, which will power iPhone, iPad, and Mac with on-device and private cloud-based Artificial Intelligence.

Apple says this dedicated curriculum on AI joins the academy’s program as a “foundational skill, extending essential competencies in coding, professional skill, design, and marketing” while still incorporating Apple’s values throughout coursework, encouraging students to design inclusively and making a positive impact in the world.

“At Apple, we see coding as a universal language and believe in empowering developers, creators, and entrepreneurs across the world with tools and technologies that will allow them to create phenomenal experiences,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “With the introduction of curriculum dedicated to AI and other new technologies, we’re excited to see what students will build to share with their communities and the world.”

Beginning this fall, Apple Developer Academy students will benefit from a custom-built curriculum that teaches them how to build, train, and deploy machine learning models across Apple devices. Apple says courses will include the fundamentals of AI technologies and frameworks, Core ML and its ability to deliver fast performance on Apple devices, and guidance on building and training AI models from the ground up.

This course will include the latest Xcode 16 and the APIs introduced during WWDC 2024. Apple has a page explaining more about Developer Academies here.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.