The University of Helsinki unveils free course on AI

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This educational program aims to demystify the perception that the study of AI is complicated and exclusive to those who master math or programming.

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The University of Helsinki together with Reaktor, ­­the business technology consultant­, launched a free online course on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The objective of this initiative is to get Finland to adopt this technology as soon as possible and to be a pioneer in the development of AI applications.

This educational program aims to demystify the perception that the study of AI is complicated and exclusive to those who master math or programming. On the contrary, it invites everyone to explore the scope, applications, and methods of Artificial Intelligence.

Named "The Elements of Artificial Intelligence," this course offers the possibility to get a certificate at the end of six modules, and in the case of Finnish residents, to obtain valid credits at the University of Helsinki.

Course themes:

  • What is artificial intelligence?
  • Solving problems with AI
  • Real World AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Neural networks
  • Implications

In an interview for the University of Helsinki, Teemu Roos, associate professor of Computer Science, said that the pace of AI development had been exaggerated; applications in artificial intelligence are not as smart as everyone thinks. Therefore, the need to understand clearly the scope and capabilities of AI through its study and research.

The achievement of this educational plan requires between five to ten hours of learning per week for a month and a half, although it can be taken at an own pace in a more extended period. There are no registration prerequisites.

If you are a teacher, student or innovator interested in Artificial Intelligence we recommend you take this free course to have a fundamental knowledge of this technology. Also, we invite you to review the open resources offered by Google on Machine Learning.