Under the “data.camp” motto, Audi has started a further-training campaign focused on big data and artificial intelligence.
Expertise in these areas are essential for the development of cars driving in piloted mode, intelligent robots and digital mobility services.
“In our areas of the digital future, the rapid development of new IT skills is a critical competitive factor. The topics of artificial intelligence and big data play a key role here,” stated Michael Schmid, Head of the Audi Academy.
This starts with basic programs for new entrants without any knowledge of programming, such as the basis of data analysis, and ends with courses at university level on topics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
All courses offered are individually tailored to the needs of the various employees.
Tutors from the relevant departments at Audi support the participants with queries and learning projects, and ensure a close technical connection with Audi. This further training takes place in parallel with the participants’ work; the “Audi students” are released to participate for ten hours per week.
Following the completion of the course the employees are awarded a so called nanodegree from the online platform.
The main goal is for employees from all departments to gain qualifications in the area of big data, thus helping to push forward with Audi’s transformation into a digital car company.