University of Cincinnati offers new course for AI skills

The rapid growth in the application of AI continues to change how we work and live. A report from the World Economic Forum estimates that AI would create a net total of 97 million new jobs by 2025. To help meet the need for people with AI skills, the University of Cincinnati is collaborating with Coventry University to offer a new MSc course in AI and Human Factors. The course will aim to assist students in gaining theoretical knowledge and technical skills in AI, developing a deeper understanding of the influence AI can have on humans who use it.

Northern Kentucky University selected for Amazon education benefit

Northern Kentucky University has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice Program. Amazon’s program is an education benefit that empowers employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon and beyond. Full-time employees are eligible for up to $5,250 in tuition, fees, and course materials, while part-time employees are eligible for up to $2,625. The program offers employees upskilling opportunities and industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs.

Ohio will be recipient of broadband with speeds up to 2 Gbps

Broadband internet plays a critical role in driving economic development opportunities, creating digital equity and boosting efficiencies. Menlo Park-based Oak Hill Capital Partners has launched Omni Fiber, which will bring high-speed internet service to small and mid-sized markets in the Midwest, starting with Ohio. According to the release, Omni Fiber will offer affordable, symmetrical speeds of up to 2 Gbps to homes and businesses.

Local social entrepreneur selected for MIT Global Challenge

Ashley Barrow, who developed an app for referral management called RE-Assist, has been selected as a finalist at the MIT Solve 2022 Global Challenge. The Challenge seeks social entrepreneurs who are using technology to solve today’s most pressing problems. RE-Assist helps patients who are in transition of care with referral management for an on-demand choice of providers. Barrow has been an active member in the StartupCincy ecosystem, being a member of both SoCap and MORTAR’s accelerator programs. She more recently was awarded a Main Street Ventures Launch Grant to support the development of her digital health platform.