A Unit of the Air Force Will Train Airmen in AI, Data and Programming with Udacity’s Programs

IBL News | New York

Udacity yesterday announced a partnership with Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation (BESPIN), a United States Air Force (USAF) agile development lab, via its Digital University.

The goal is to strengthen airmen’s skills in AI, machine learning, data analysis, and programming, by providing Udacity’s Nanodegree programs.

“BESPIN started with eight airmen in 2018 and has since grown to 100+ personnel, all of whom are committed to overcoming legacy technology challenges and accelerating USAF’s digital transformation,” said Lt. Col. Paul Cooper, CEO at BESPIN.

Programs completed by airmen include so far classes on Swift, Kotlin, Kubernetes, and data science.

“Udacity’s online training platform is used by global corporate customers to skill and reskill their workforces: these customers include Airbus, AT&T, BMW, IBM, Nike, and Shell,” announced the company.