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Artificial Intelligence for Innovation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping entire professions, bringing forth unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Bentley's major in Artificial Intelligence for Innovation creatively combines AI with business. The major doesn't merely teach AI as a standalone skill but synthesizes its practical dimension with critical reflection on its ethical, social, and societal implications and encompasses computer programming/technology, math and data, human aspects (humanities and social sciences), and business. 

Graduates are equipped not just as programmers but as versatile professionals capable of navigating AI-driven environments while resourcefully addressing ethical implications. They can pursue diverse career paths that range from business analysts to AI consultants, project managers, AI ethicists, and more. This major pairs well with other disciplines, enabling students to double-major and amplify their expertise in areas like Data Analytics, Public Policy, Sustainability, Health Science, or Philosophy. The possibilities are vast, and Bentley graduates emerge as versatile professionals ready to shape the future.

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Customize Your Degree

Students may want to choose to double major or minor(s) to complement their studies and make them even more marketable. For example, students may double-major in Computer Information Systems or Data Analytics to round out their technical skills. Or Public Policy, Sustainability or Health Science to become AI consultants in these areas, or any business discipline in which they wish to leverage their expertise in AI. Students can also double-major in Philosophy in order to prepare themselves for a career as ethical or policy advisors or consultants.

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AI, Technology and Values (PH 160)

Explore the ethical implications of AI and other technologies and develop strategies to address bias, fairness, and transparency in AI systems. Analyze and address ethical concerns related to AI and other technologies to mitigate bias and ensure fairness in AI systems. Communicate ethical concepts pertinent to AI and other technologies. Recognize the dynamic nature of the ethical challenges arising in the context of AI and prepare students to learn and adapt to new pertinent developments throughout their careers.

New Courses in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Professors Tamara Babaian and Jennifer Xu will be teaching new courses in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

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Exploring the Implications of AI

CIS faculty have been actively engaged in educating Bentley students and the broader community on the impact of AI. Mark Frydenberg, founding director of the CIS Sandbox, hosted AI Bridge (pictured), a two-day workshop on programming AI apps with Python. Monica Garfield opened “The Impact of AI: The Bentley-Gallup Report,” a panel discussion that also featured Mareike Möhlmann. And Art Ream III and Lincoln Matra participated in another panel discussion focused on AI, fintech and cybersecurity. 

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STEM-designated major

Bentley’s Artificial Intelligence for Innovation degree program has a major code that is classified by the U.S. government as “STEM designated.” Subject to USCIS discretion, international students on F-1 visas may apply to USCIS for a 24-month extension of the standard 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, which if approved would result in a total of 36 months of U.S. work authorization to intern or work in the U.S. to gain experiential training after completing their degree.

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