The Black Eyed Peas frontman will return to school as he believes code writing is the future.
"Next year I am going to school to take a computer science course. When I am 57 I still want to be relevant in popular culture and the way to be relevant within popular culture in the future is writing code," he told The Mirror.
"Code writers, they are my idols. Songwriters are cool - I can write songs, too - and bloggers are cool but code writers? Those are the coolest in the world.
"When I was 17 I had a dream and all the dreams I have had since 17 I have done them beyond what I thought I was ever going to do.
"So now I want to go back to school and learn how to write code so I can participate in this whole new era that we are in. Writing songs is dope but writing code is better."
will.i.am is still in negotiations regarding his return to The Voice UK, although Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J are rumoured to have quit.