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 personalized 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, we used to give to those who transfer from abroad a travel and accommodation grant. Not anymore as the program is 100% online.
Learn by doing. Rather than listening to lectures, run into issues and solve them. Desks and environment are organized 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 HackerRank test and one or more technical video interviews with our mentors and/or Faculty Director (focusing on engineering skills rather than AI).
Do I have to stay on-site for the entire 8 weeks?
Due to Covid-19, we decided to divide the program as follows:
Weeks 1-7: remote.
Week 8: live in Rome. We will try our best to grant you the maximum benefit, not just from the lectures and mentoring sessions, but also from informal networking and exchanges.
Under special circumstances (e.g. family or professional reasons), you may take some days off the Programme, communicating your needs beforehand to Pi School staff and the Faculty Director.
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?
- 1-to-1 mentoring sessions
- a desk at Pi School for the duration of the programme, complete with 27″ Dell monitor
- AWS, Google Cloud Engine 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
- breakfast, snacks, and lunches delivered from a nearby restaurant on weekdays
- social events
What is left for me to organize?
- a laptop
- plenty of free time to study and work
- travel to Rome and Pi School
The school will pay for the travel and accommodation.
About Pi School
Pi School was co-founded by Marco Trombetti and Jamshid Alamuti in 2016, offering a new education model that focused on accessible, continuous learning and bridging the gap between study and career. Pi School offers professional education programmes and bespoke courses in its three cornerstone areas: innovation, creativity and design, and AI and machine learning.
Pi School is part of Pi Campus. Located in Rome, Italy, Pi Campus is both a venture capital fund and a startup district; it invests in growth-stage startups, with 48 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 with his wife Isabelle Andrieu, now CEO of Pi School.