Miami Dade College (MDC) recently inaugurated its brand-new Artificial Intelligence Center at the North Campus, a state-of-the-art facility designed to prepare tomorrow’s AI workforce, upskill existing professionals and elevate AI awareness in Miami through classes, workshops, lectures and other activations.
“We are so proud to open the doors to MDC’s AI Center, where students and the community can gain the critical skills to ascend within the current job market,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “The fast evolution of technology has increased the demand for trained AI professionals across virtually every industry. MDC is leading the way to fill that gap.”
Located on the second floor of Building 1, the more than 13,000-square-foot facility will serve the epicenter for all activities, engagement, curriculum, interaction and software that is produced to support MDC’s growth as a leader in applied AI. Its conception and vision are the product of a strategic partnership with industry giants like Microsoft, Intel and IBM.
Upon entering the AI Center, visitors are greeted by a holographic concierge powered by IBM’s Watson AI software that assists with directions and provide information. A hub for creative interdisciplinary approaches, hosting laboratories, research and collaborative projects with industry, the AI Center has dedicated classrooms, quantum computing labs, multiuse spaces and a design-thinking room. In addition, a robotics lab and a fully equipped makers lab facilitate taking an AI project from concept to prototype.