IGT expands uni software curriculum

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IGT has agreed a partnership with the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick to fund the expansion of the university’s software curriculum.

The funding will go to create two new faculty positions and an innovation director role. IGT will also work with the McKenna Institute to create “research and educational opportunities” in the subjects of: AI, data science, gaming software, hardware platforms and automation.

“IGT’s investment in innovation will help UNB and the McKenna Institute establish New Brunswick as a national center for design in regulated gaming technologies. It will provide our students with increased opportunities to use AI and data science to develop knowledge and skills in a field that is in high demand,” said Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s president and vice-chancellor.

“On behalf of everyone at UNB, I wish to thank IGT for its commitment to developing the next generation of talent for the gaming industry and beyond.”  Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO global gaming, added: “We’re excited to establish this strategic agreement between IGT, UNB and the McKenna Institute to fortify gaming technology, data science and artificial intelligence platforms at UNB.

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“IGT’s strong commitment to New Brunswick takes an important step forward with our establishment of this significant research and educational partnership in the region. Our investment can greatly foster the development of a larger and more effectively aligned talent pipeline in gaming-related technologies.”

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