Microsoft Preaches AI Innovations In Higher Education Sector for APAC To Get More Funding

Date : 23-Sep-2019
Location: Asia Pacific

Key Takeaways:
  • Microsoft Asia and IDC Asia/Pacific today unveiled the latest findings for the study, “Future-Ready Skills: Assessing APAC Education Sector’s Use of AI”, where it found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help double the rate of innovation improvements for higher education institutions.
  • The study, which was conducted across 15 markets across Asia Pacific, also found that institutions that have adopted AI are already seeing improvements in the range of 11% to 28% in areas such as funding, innovation, competitiveness, efficiency and student engagement.
  • In fact, by 2021, education institutions with AI stand to experience the biggest jump in funding, which is expected to increase by 3.7x, higher than most industry sectors in Asia Pacific.
  • The skills required for an AI future are in shortage. The top three skills identified to face a shortage of supply in the next three years include:
    • IT skills and programming
    • Digital skills
    • Quantitative, analytical and statistical skills
AI improves business today and in three years

  • Larry Nelson, Regional General Manager – Education, Microsoft Asia, said, AI can be a tool to help better manage outcomes and ensure continued innovation to optimize operations and enhance student engagements, as it reduces resource intensive work among faculty and administrative staff.
Editor's comments:
  • A.I is the latest trendsetter in the industry.
  • Everybody should seize this opportunity to become market leader and to get more funds soon !!!