Apple Developer Academy gets AI upgrade: New training programmes announced

AI-focused curriculum is set to launch first in Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United States
An undated image of Apples office. — Unsplash
An undated image of Apple's office. — Unsplash

Apple is set to extend its Apple Develop Academy programme with a new aim on artificial intelligence (AI). Apple in a press release said that it will “train all Apple Developer Academy students and mentors on technologies and tools that take advantage of artificial intelligence” starting this year.

The new AI-focused curriculum is set to launch first in Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the United States starting this fall. The programmes will be open to Apple Developer Academy alumni, along with recent students and mentors. Apple said that courses will involve things like Core ML training, instruction on AI models, and much more.

Starting this fall, every Apple Developer Academy student will be assisted by a custom-built curriculum that teaches them how to create, train, and deploy machine learning models across Apple devices.

Read more: iOS 18 beta version brings changes to Siri, FaceTime, Wallet app in iPhone

Moreover, courses will add the fundamentals of AI technologies and frameworks; Core ML and its capability to provide fast performance on Apple devices, along with the guidance on how to create and train AI models from the ground up.

Additionally, students will learn from guided curriculum and project-based assignments that involve support from hundreds of mentors and more than 12,000 academy alumni globally.

Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations Susan Prescott stated: “At Apple, we see coding as a universal language and believe in empowering developers, creators, and entrepreneurs worldwide with tools and technologies that will allow them to create phenomenal experiences. With the introduction of a 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.”