Security and data breaches are a growing concern globally. Believe it or not, more than 3.2 million records were compromised in the 10 biggest data breaches in the first half of 2020. The data could be anything ranging from Social Security numbers to your credit card details to something as personal as a medical record.
That’s why cybersecurity is top of mind for every company around the world. With the increasing number of data breaches — up 54% in 2019 — the role of a cybersecurity professional has become vital. In fact, the need for cybersecurity specialists has become so paramount, that according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation is projected to grow at a much faster rate — more than 30% between 2018 and 2028 — than the average of all other occupations.
As demand for cybersecurity specialists reaches a fever pitch, Udacity is excited to announce the release of the all-new Introduction to Cybersecurity Nanodegree program — created in collaboration with SecurityScorecard — a great start for anyone interested in this critical field.
The future of work — jobs in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other tech-driven careers — is fast approaching. As a result, the online learning space is growing and trying to keep pace with the global workforce’s desire to gain new skills to obtain and thrive in new collar jobs.
Udacity is leading the way in helping upskill and reskill today’s learners, by providing rich, comprehensive Nanodegree programs, courses, and enterprise services. And to ensure the company continues to grow, Udacity is proud to announce that Blake Tablak has joined the senior leadership team as the SVP of Global Enterprise Sales and that Kenny Kim has joined as Chief Marketing Officer.
Think about the role that Big Data plays in our day-to-day lives and how we contribute to it. Every time we tweet, send emails, search online, or ride in a connected car, we’re creating thousands of data points.
Those data sets are used by companies (both large and small) to help inform the creation and improvements of new products, services, and business strategies.
It’s predicted that by 2025, an estimated 463 exabytes of data will be created each day globally, reports Weforum.org. As more data is created, more companies have expressed a need for qualified employees with SQL skills (Structured Query Language, the first language of data analysis, and universal language for relational databases) to analyze and create actionable intelligence based on that data.
Today, Udacity is thrilled to announce the AI for Healthcare Nanodegree program as well as the AI for Healthcare in the time of COVID-19 Virtual Conference. Within the past decade, AI has transformed industries by powering the creation of new products, processes, and experiences that have enabled organizations to deliver more value to their customers at scale. The technology’s impact is apparent in Amazon’s AI-powered supply that has redefined the retail experience, and BMW’s AI-based models that have optimized the automotive manufacturing process.
The healthcare industry is no different. AI for healthcare is already showing early signs of adoption including the use of surgical robots, data analytics, and using deep learning to reduce diagnosis errors. What’s more, medical professionals and scientists across the globe are seeing the benefits of the practical application of AI in healthcare. For instance, AI-optimized techniques allowed scientists in China to recreate the novel coronavirus’ genome sequence in just one month. In contrast, it took researchers several months to do the same for the SARS virus in 2003.
COVID-19 has changed our collective understanding of how viruses spread. As the pandemic hits its peak in the United States — with 762,690 people infected and 40,548 deaths in mid-April — many professionals in the medical community are still trying to contain and understand the transmission.
In an effort to further our understanding of how AI can be applied to healthcare, Udacity is holding its first-ever virtual conference titled, “AI for Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19” scheduled for May 12 -13.
This program is extremely relevant for anyone working in tech right now given that current projections state the public cloud service market will reach over $600 billion by 2023, with Amazon owning over 30% of the current market.
Getting a job title with buzzwords like “AWS” and “cloud” seems like it might be pretty profitable and cloud architects are in high demand. This is an exciting role perfect for anyone who wants to be at the forefront of an organization’s public cloud strategy.
Udacity is thrilled to introduce our first Executive Program — the AI for Business Leaders Executive Program, built in partnership with BMW. Executive Programs are intensive, strategically-focused programs that empower business leaders to rapidly understand complex and technical concepts, like Artificial Intelligence, and apply these concepts to high-stakes decision-making in real-world business scenarios.
What exactly is Udacity’s new Executive Program, AI for Business Leaders? Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity, offers a great explanation of the value of this program: ”Udacity ‘Executive Programs’ are an exciting addition to our curriculum that teach leaders and executives the fundamentals of a particular technology, like Artificial Intelligence, and go deep into the key questions and strategic implications they should be considering around the application of these technologies in their organization. In contrast, our Nanodegree programs teach hands-on, practitioner-level skills to those who will be implementing a specific technology.”