Moseley marketer becomes one of the first in UK to secure AI accolade during lockdown

The Drum 03 May 2021 10:00
May 3, 2021

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Moseley businessman Gez McGuire has become one of the first people in the UK to become accredited in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The AI Business Strategies and Applications qualification, from the highly-renowned Berkeley University in California, covers eight modules including robotics, AI strategy and building your AI team.

McGuire, who is the founder of Birmingham-based MCG Digital Media and was one of the first people in the UK to become a certified Google advertising professional in 2004, completed the course during lockdown.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategies (BEIS) estimates that AI could add an additional £630bn to the UK economy by 2035.

The new AI accreditation allows Gez to better understand and work with AI algorithms to create AI strategies, along with helping firms adopt AI to be more efficient and profitable.

McGuire said: “Having worked with Google’s AI algorithms for more than 15 years, I have a great understanding of how an AI, through its own continuous learning capability, can work for businesses both globally and locally.

“To be one of the first in the UK to have secured this qualification is a great personal achievement and I look forward to using my new skills to support more small and medium-sized businesses.”

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