The University of the Philippines Diliman is set to offer a doctorate degree in artificial intelligence for practitioners, researchers, and academics who want to specialize in the field.
The program will be offered by the UP Diliman National Graduate School of Engineering, and aims to produce PhD graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to broaden the field of AI research.
"The PhD program focus is on problem identification and understanding, obtaining a strong familiarity with state-of-the-art solutions, formulation of novel algorithms and techniques and deployment of suitably advanced and highly reliable AI systems," the UP Diliman Artificial Intelligence Program said in a Facebook post.
The degree can be obtained through either of these three tracks: a combined masters and PhD program for students who finished their bachelor's degree with thesis, a non-thesis track for students with a master's degree, and a thesis track for students with a masters' degree.
Aside from the PhD degree, UP Diliman also pioneered the country's first master's degree in artificial intelligence, the classes for which will begin in the first semester of Academic Year 2022-2023.