The amount of €100,000 is being allocated towards providing post-graduate students who are interested in studying Artificial Intelligence at Masters’ or PhD level, locally or abroad, and who are coming from all educational institutions in Malta, with the opportunity to expand their knowledge.
Minister Schembri said this initiative, which is being spearheaded by the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) and which goes in line with the Malta AI Strategy, “will strengthen our digital ecosystem by investing in the most important local resource we have, which is human capital”.
The Pathfinder MDIA Digital Scholarship will assist interested applicants to pursue further levels of academic research in AI, reduce skills mismatches, particularly within the technological economic sectors, support further research in science and technology and increase the capacity and level of innovation in Malta.
MDIA CEO, Mr Stephen McCarthy commented that whereas in the past, Malta used to heavily rely on the manufacturing industry, that focus has now shifted to the digital industries. By having qualified people in AI situated in Malta, more and more operators will be encouraged to set up shop locally, and thanks to the multiplier effect, these qualified people will earn and spend their wages here, and both things will greatly benefit our economy.
Those interested in pursuing this opportunity can find more information on the dedicated website. Completed application forms and relevant attachments must reach the MDIA via email by Friday 16 July 2021 by not later than 13:00.
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