Why this Morgan State Researcher Advises Students to Think of AI as a Teammate, Not an Enemy

At Morgan State University (MSU), students specializing in biology, computer engineering, public health and even fashion design are learning artificial intelligence and coding skills to enhance their resilience in the job market.

Ensuring students acquire skills they can apply in an evolving tech job market appears to be a priority for MSU. Accordingly, Gabriella Waters, director of operations at the Baltimore university’s Center for Equitable AI and Machine Learning Systems (CEAMLS), reports that students from the institution have secured internships with high-tech organizations including LeidosGoogleNational Security Agency (NSA)Department of Defense, the Air Force Research LaboratoryMicrosoft and the Office of Naval Research. One student is even collaborating with Apple on its mixed-reality headset.

Waters underscores that the students’ preparedness aligns with what she says is one of the guiding questions central to CEAMLS’ mission: “How can we infuse our curriculum with AI so that students are already learning in an environment where AI is present and optimizing that so that we can get the best educational delivery systems possible in each and every classroom and every experience?”