Empowering the Future: A Conversation with Bruno Ramos on AI Education and Community Impact

Bruno is passionate about developing projects that allow the transformation and evolution of people and teams, and believes that it is by stepping outside of our comfort zone and learning from less positive steps that we can build viable and robust projects.

In an enlightening conversation, Bruno Ramos, Chief Operating Officer of JA Portugal, shares his 11-year journey with the organization, his pivotal role in integrating AI into their programs, and delves into the exciting initiatives, partnerships, and challenges they face as they strive to equip students with AI skills to shape the future workforce.

Bruno’s decade-long commitment to JA Portugal involves spearheading programs that leverage AI as a central tool for project development.

Over the past 3-4 years he has seen a lot of changes with the projects being developed on AI and Deep Tech, and he envisions that in a few years, nearly every project at JA Portugal will involve AI.

Despite not specialising in AI initially, the organisation is proactive in recognising the trends and future job demands. Students from diverse disciplines are eager to participate, indicating a growing interest in AI projects.

When addressing the question of teacher involvement, Bruno acknowledges the initial hesitation from both students and educators. Students often express concerns about lacking an AI background, but Bruno assures them that the acquired knowledge will be transferrable, while teachers, who may initially be uncertain about coding and Python, become fully engaged once involved in the process.

Bruno highlights the importance of raising awareness and convincing stakeholders that AI knowledge is not just professionally strengthening but beneficial on a broader scale.

His focus on community impact, partnerships with industry leaders like Intel, and the dedication to involving students and teachers in AI projects showcase a forward-thinking approach.

“Though not specialised in AI and Deep Tech, we know the trends and the jobs of the future and we want to be a part of this development”.


As JA Portugal continues to bridge the gap between education and the demands of the future job market, Bruno remains optimistic about the transformative potential of AI in the hands of the next generation.