Intel Student Ambassador Program for AI: What Is It?

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23 - Feb - 2017
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23 - Feb - 2017
 
Intel Student Ambassador Program for AI: What Is It?

In November of 2016 we announced the Intel® Software Student Developer Program, created to work collaboratively with students at innovative schools and universities doing great work in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence space. As part of this program we also announced the Intel Student Ambassador Program for AI, an exciting new program for University students to engage with Intel around their work in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.  

What is the Student Ambassador program? 

The Student Ambassador Program is a developer affinity program, designed to assist student experts in telling their story and share their expertise with other student data scientists and developers.  Intel is working with universities across the globe to introduce this program.  Those students invited into the program as Student Ambassadors are provided technical support, resources, and marketing to advance their own work through Intel software, tools, and hardware.  This program is primarily targeted toward graduate students, however, undergrads and PhD students can apply should they have the combined education, skill and time to fulfill program requirements (note: this program does not provide a college internship with Intel, nor does it provide placement for employment with Intel). 

What are the benefits of the Student Ambassador program? 

The Student Ambassador Program offers many benefits for the select students who are invited into the program.  These benefits include:

  • Formal association with Intel Corporation via branded swag and the Student Ambassador title 
  • Free software, tools and libraries from Intel
  • Direct access to their own instance on the Intel Xeon Phi powered AI cluster, to power the development and training of deep learning models
  • Access to early disclosure information (under NDA) during monthly meetings with Intel
  • Direct access to Intel engineers and resources to support their work and adoption and integration of Intel Architecture
  • Sponsored travel to support speakerships and/or training by or for the Student Ambassador
  • Sponsored funds to assist in hosting, training and speaking sessions at their campus to promote their work 

What are the expectations for Student Ambassadors? 

Student Ambassadors will continue in their role as long as the Student is able to and desires to continue as a Student Ambassador or upon their graduation, whichever comes first.  During their time as a Student Ambassador each is expected to complete the following:

  • Online posting of 2 technical articles to Intel's Developer website (software.intel.com)
  • Creation of an online profile and posting of at least 1 project to Intel's Developer Mesh website (devmesh.intel.com)
  • Host speaker of 1 or more Ambassador Labs, providing training about their work to a total of 125 students or more 

I'm interested. How do I get involved? 

For students or faculty interested in the Student Ambassador Program, there are multiple ways to engage with Intel and get involved:

  • Universities can invite Intel to come on campus for a half-day workshop to discuss the program and provide initial training on deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies supporting Intel architecture.  Visit this site and or contact Niven Singh for more information on setting up a workshop.  
  • For students directly interested in the Student Ambassador program we invite students to tell us a bit more about their work by posting information about their studies and or research to the Student Group on the Intel Developer Mesh website. Posting to this site helps Intel get a glimpse into the student work and helps demonstrates the students willingness and aptitude for sharing their experience with the community. After posting a project to Developer Mesh, students can complete and submit an online candidate form. 

How will Intel support the other students, not eligible or able to be a Student Ambassador? 

Intel is also able to support and sponsor student clubs at universities. With this program Intel is able to provide sponsorship funds to select university clubs.  Sponsorship funds help support a club's cost for meetings and gatherings, in exchange for the club discussing and sharing information about Intel support of Artificial Intelligence.  Select clubs will be provided with an AI training kit, including content and documentation to share and discuss during their meetings and gatherings. Select university clubs will be prioritized for guest speakerships by Intel or associated partners as resources are available. Those interested in being evaluated as a an Intel Student Program University Club can submit information for candidacy here.  

Intel is excited about the opportunity to work and engage directly with students who are shaping and advancing new work and use cases for Artificial Intelligence via campus workshops, Student Ambassadors, and University Clubs.  Our aim is to provide students and developers the resources and opportunity to have a voice and influence in driving AI forward.

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Source: https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2017/02/08/about-the-intel-student-ambassador-program-for-ai