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Introduction to AI

An Introduction to AI is a free online course for everyone interested in learning what AI is, what is possible (and not possible) with AI, and how it affects our lives – with no complicated math or programming required.


1. What is AI?

Will a robot take my job? How is artificial intelligence likely to change my job in the next ten years? Where are AI technologies being used right now and where will they come next?

2. AI problem solving

Search algorithms don’t necessarily feel like very cool AI methods. However, they can be used to solve tasks that most of us would admit require intelligence like navigation or playing chess.

3. Real world AI

One of the reasons why modern AI methods actually work in the real world - as opposed to most of the earlier good old-fashioned methods in the 1960-1980s - is the ability to deal with uncertainty.

4. Machine learning

It has been long understood that learning is a key element of intelligence. This holds both for natural intelligence - we all get smarter by learning - and artificial intelligence.

5. Neural networks

Areas like natural language and image processing have traditionally been sore points of AI. Neural networks and deep learning are being used to achieve significant improvements in these areas.

6. Implications

“I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.”

Theodore Roosevelt

About Elements Of AI

The Elements of AI is a series of free online courses created by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki. We want to encourage as broad a group of people as possible to learn what AI is, what can (and can’t) be done with AI, and how to start creating AI methods. The courses combine theory with practical exercises and can be completed at your own pace

Also See : Building AI (Part 2)

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