Design Your Future in Artificial Intelligence 

Build your career in a wide variety of fields and prepare to lead in artificially intelligent technologies. Join fellow forward thinkers at Kettering working in AI research and applications that may be applied to an extraordinarily wide range of industries, including automotive entertainment, health care, and even finance, real estate and beyond.

Learn AI and Harness its Powers at Kettering University

Artificial intelligence has become a pervasive technology that is powering our world in new, groundbreaking ways every day. Behind every AI mechanism is an innovator conducting challenging, exciting AI research and development work to make these devices a reality.

If creating and testing the next intelligent system — be it an autonomous vehicle, smart health care device or stock trading system — inspires you, a degree that includes artificial intelligence courses and lab work can help you build the career of your dreams.


What Is Artificial Intelligence — and What Are AI Programs?

The Future Is Smart Industries

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is the branch of Computer Science that derives its inspiration from biological systems to solve highly complex problems. There are many facets of AI, including search algorithms, knowledge representation, reasoning and learning. The field of learning is the best known and can take many forms, from Genetic Algorithms that emulate evolution to Deep Learning neural networks that mimic the neural pathways of the brain. These forms can even include swarm-based algorithms that mimic ant colonies. Currently, deep neural nets have captured the imagination of researchers and have provided incredible breakthroughs in neuroscience and beyond.

AI systems also allow us to do everything from controlling the temperature in our homes to analyzing data. There is an increasing interest in mobility technologies, which include everything from self-driving vehicles and software that improves battery life for electric cars to vehicles that can detect — and respond to — pedestrians and other objects in the roadway. 

Full Speed Ahead: Artificial Intelligence Programs

Understanding the technology behind AI — and how to use it — is no easy feat. In Kettering’s AI programs, however, you can develop a deep understanding of the technologies within AI before taking your work to the next level through AI research. Through your work in the lab, you can test new theories and explore new or improved uses for AI and help us power the future.

Why Study Artificial Intelligence?

Engineer the Future of Artificial Intelligence Programs

AI is being adopted by industries and communities worldwide and its benefits continue to be significant, according to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute. Nearly every industrial sector is being impacted by the inclusion of AI in its processes. Its recent study and report also suggest that AI adoption is increasing the most among companies headquartered in growing economies, including China, the Middle East and North Africa.

As more companies and organizations around the world implement AI in their products and business operations, they’ll need knowledgeable engineers with hands-on training and experience in AI and AI research to carry out their work.


The Time to Learn AI is Now

From security systems and robotic vacuums to automotive controls, “artificial intelligence is becoming as pervasive as software has become over the last many decades,” says Dr. Mike Farmer, the Department head for Computer Science at Kettering.

“AI algorithms are impacting our daily lives in so many ways all the time.” 

To make our lives easier, better and safer, we rely on so many devices that use AI. Beyond job security, taking artificial intelligence courses, conducting AI research and completing an artificial intelligence program at Kettering can help you develop new technologies or improve current mechanisms to sustain these benefits in the future.


Careers in Artificial Intelligence

The future is bright for AI, and the need for skilled, knowledgeable professionals who have completed artificial intelligence programs extends across nearly every industry, from healthcare to government and gaming to the automotive industry. According to Forbes, jobs requesting AI or machine-learning skills are expected to increase by 71% over the next five years.

Here are just a few careers in AI to consider.

Computer Scientist

Artificial intelligence algorithms are the brains of all the smart devices and systems that employ AI techniques. Understanding how these algorithms work and when to employ them are critical skills for a successful career in AI. These algorithms can be employed in a wide range of applications, from logistics supply chain management, market research, smart homes and devices, and autonomous driving.

AI Researcher

If discovering new AI concepts and forward-thinking ways to apply AI — or managing or coordinating these functions — and more sounds exciting to you, explore what it takes to become an AI researcher. 

“You can apply AI everywhere,” says Kettering Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member Dr. Park. “In Michigan, especially in the automotive industry, companies are developing their own autonomous driving programs. They are searching for engineers who have a background in AI.”

Computer Engineer

Artificial intelligence components need engineers to create software and hardware to operate. This may include everything from embedded computer systems in smart phones and GPS navigation systems to autonomous cars and medical diagnostic devices.

Data Science

One related field of AI is Data Science. Data Science is the analysis of large datasets to discover patterns and trends in the data.

We experience Data Science algorithms every time we are recommended products to buy on Amazon or movies to watch on Netflix. As Data Science, like AI, is impacting so many industries, there are employment opportunities for Data Scientists in nearly every sector of the economy. 

Machine Learning Engineer for Self-Driving Vehicles

AI programs can help you take today’s autonomous vehicles to the next level. Kettering’s M.S. in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering teaches you to improve vehicle systems and the AI that powers them.

Among their many tasks, machine learning engineers study algorithms that learn from large quantities of data, identify patterns and make predictions using new data for everything from autonomous driving to voice/gesture recognition. They gain this knowledge with the help of artificial intelligence courses like ours.

Artificial Intelligence Programs for Students Interested in AI

Engineer Your Future in Artificial Intelligence Research and Application

Learn While Doing and Conduct AI Research in the Lab

Learn about the wide variety of AI algorithms, the interaction between humans, machines and environments, and much more in our cutting-edge labs. We developed these learning facilities to become hubs where students and faculty members have the space to discover and create innovative solutions for the future of technology, transportation and beyond.

Learn more about our labs.

Take Artificial Intelligence Courses With Expert Faculty

At Kettering, our faculty is dedicated to helping students like you learn AI, complete AI research, and build rewarding and challenging careers in engineering and artificial intelligence.

Here, you’ll take artificial intelligence courses with renowned faculty members who are also actively completing AI research of their own.

Learn more about the leaders in AI research and computer engineering at Kettering.

Network, Collaborate and Learn AI through Student Teams

If you’re thinking of pursuing artificial intelligence programs, chances are your interests in the field span beyond the classroom. At Kettering, we offer a variety of student groups and competition teams where you’ll have the chance to meet like-minded classmates, design self-driving or electric vehicles, enter competitions from General Motors and others to take on students from other universities and more.

Here are just a few groups and teams to explore.

AI Research News

Kettering students training artificial intelligence models for school bus safety

Traditional school bus safety might be a thing of the past. A group of undergraduate computer science students at Kettering University are developing a system to implement cheap, reliable artificial intelligence systems on school buses.

Kettering Professor Part of Team Awarded $1.2 Million NSF Grant

The project focuses on creating a computing platform to enhance vehicles’ artificial intelligence so that they will be able to predict what other vehicles will do and make better choices. The team will first focus on autonomous vehicles with the hope the technology eventually can be deployed to non-autonomous vehicles.

AutoDrive Team Kicks Off Second Challenge

The Kettering University AutoDrive team, Bulldog Bolt, is ready to take what they learned during the competition’s first challenge and excel in the second one.

Bulldog Bolt received multiple awards during the four-year AutoDrive Challenge and placed fifth overall.

Kettering Team Earns Multiple Awards in SAE MobilityForward: AI Mini-Challenge

Kettering University’s team took first place in the Solutions Showcase category of the inaugural Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) MobilityForward: AI Mini-Challenge. The competition is designed to encourage students to think critically about and apply data science techniques to emerging technology issues relevant to the mobility industry.

IGVC Team Wins Multiple Awards in Its Second Year Competing

The KU Bulldog Intelligent Ground Vehicle (IGVC) Competition Team turned in a "great performance" in just its second year participating in the four-day IGVC event at Oakland University.

The team placed second in the Self-Drive Challenge, earning a grand award Lescoe Trophy, and fourth in the Self-Drive Design Competition.

A Fast and Accurate Diagnosis: Steve Schwartz and Genomenon provide a life-saving technology

Steve Schwartz ('08) and Genomenon, the company he co-founded, are saving lives with technology that allows diagnosticians to quickly review millions of scientific articles to make accurate diagnoses and find appropriate treatments for rare genetic diseases.

Spearhead the Future of AI Research

Want to learn more about artificial intelligence programs and how you can break into AI research? Request more information about the Kettering programs that interest you most or apply today.