School of Artificial Intelligence
Become an AI expert through our hands-on mentoring programme, working on real industry projects.
Twice a year, we host a batch of the best engineers from all over the world to turn them into AI specialists. Each of them receives personalised coaching and guidance from an expert. They apply their new skills on the industry project provided either by their own employer, or by world leading tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon and fast-growing startups.
Merit First. Top engineers get in for free, and those who transfer from abroad will receive a travel and accommodation grant.
Learn by doing. Minimal teaching. Desks and environment are organised to support small project teams, agile co-development, interactions with mentor.
Real world projects, no simulations. Our partners sponsor top engineers to solve real challenges. This may convert into the best job you ever had.
Grant selection process
If you’re talented and meet our requirements, our partners are interested in sponsoring you. We will award grants following a selection process based on a CV, a 300-word cover letter, and one or more technical video interviews (focusing on engineering skills rather than AI).
Do I have to stay on-site for the entire 8 weeks?
We recommend that you stay for the whole 8-week programme to reap the maximum benefit, not just from the lectures and mentoring sessions, but also from informal networking and exchanges around Pi Campus.
Under special circumstances (e.g. family or professional reasons), you may attend part of the programme remotely, except for the first 2 weeks, for which you must be on-site.
If financial reasons (e.g. accommodation and maintenance) would prevent you from attending, please contact us, as we have maintenance grants available.
What is included?
- access to lectures and presentations
- teaching material, lecture videos, Jupyter notebooks
- 1-to-1 mentoring sessions
- a desk at Pi School for the duration of the programme, complete with 27″ Apple monitor
- AWS and Azure computing infrastructure for compute-intensive jobs
- additional Pi Campus events: tech talks, evenings with entrepreneurs and influencers
- Pi Campus perks: spinning, yoga, tai chi, gym, swimming pool and sauna
- snacks and lunches delivered from a nearby restaurant on weekdays
What is left for me to organise?
- a laptop
- travel to Rome and Pi School
- plenty of free time to study and work
About Pi School
Pi School is part of Pi Campus, which is located in Rome, Italy.
Pi Campus is both a venture capital fund and a startup district; it invests in growth-stage startups, with 28 investments in Italy and worldwide, and hosts some of them. Pi Campus was co-founded in 2007 by Marco Trombetti, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, based on the commercial success of his first venture, Translated, an online translation platform which he co-founded in 1999.
Pi School offers professional education programmes and bespoke courses in its two specialist areas, which are also the cornerstones of Pi Campus: innovation, creativity and design alongside AI and machine learning.
Pi School is led by Jamshid Alamuti, an expert on innovation and leadership, but above all a transformer and people development expert. Jamshid formerly transformed and led the Berlin School of Creative Leadership and designed and ran many other educational institutions in Europe, where he developed EMBA units and C-level programmes. in between, Jamshid has always been an independent leadership consultant, speaker and writer in order to keep the balance between theory and practice. He co-founded Pi School with Marco Trombetti in 2016.