What are the laptop requirements for AIAP?

As you are required to use your own laptop for the AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP), we recommend that your laptop meets the minimum requirements as listed below:

  • Recent (the last 5 years) x86-based hardware with either Intel or AMD processor
  • 64-bit Operating System. This can be Windows (Windows 7 and above), Linux or Mac OS X
  • A minimum of 8GB of memory
  • A minimum of 128GB of hard disk space available


For the software stack, we recommend that you install the following:

1. Docker


2. Python 

3. SSH

  • If you are running Mac OS X or Linux, this should already be available on your system.
  • If you are running Windows, follow the same instructions for Docker in step 1 and SSH will be available as part of the Docker installation or via a Linux Virtual Machine.


4. A text editor or IDE