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Elements of AI

University of Helsinki and Reaktor via Independent

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Overview

The goal of this course is to demystify AI

The elements of 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. By completing the course you can earn a LinkedIn certificate. People in Finland can also earn 2 ECTS credits through the Open University. The course is available from May 14, 2018.

After taking the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand some of the major implications of AI
  • Think critically about AI news and claims 
  • Define and discuss what AI is
  • Explain the methods that make AI possible

 

Syllabus

Part 1

What is AI?

Part 2

Solving problems with AI

Part 3

Real world AI

Part 4

Machine learning

Part 5

Neural networks

Part 6

Implications

 

Reviews for Elements of AI
4.8 Based on 25 reviews

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  • 4 stars 12%
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Pat B
4.0 a month ago
by Pat completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The overall and weekly course objectives were stated clearly, much more clearly than many other courses I have explored.

The course had lots of reading, including extra links to other pages. There were no videos. Each chapter’s material consisted of three pages, but they were long pages full of comprehensive information. It was an excellent introduction to just what AI is and the implications in today's society of the many applications of AI both now and into the future. The assessments were unforgiving, with only one attempt available for most questions. I made basic mistakes in some answers but managed to pass the course quite comfortably.

I found the course surprisingly interesting!
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Godwin A
5.0 2 weeks ago
Godwin completed this course.
I like the kind of awareness this course provides, helping everyone from different works of life to see how they can relate in the fields of AI. One of the most simple, non-boring, good material content, captivating free online certification course ever. Thought at first I will not have enough time to take the course because of my kind of schedule but when I started, just with my mobile phone, I couldn't let the course down. The most exciting part was wanting to see what your peers think about your review and waiting for your certificate.
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Anonymous
2.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I did not find the reading and the exercises well balanced. Reading was fun, the goal and focus of the exercises not so. For someone having studied some maths and computer science - just read the text or take another class; you’ll get frustrated with the vague definitions used in the exercises.

I finished the course just to improve the statistics of the course itself ;)

(Thumbs up for the effort of preparing the course, with still a bit more effort it will be a good one)
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course gives you an uptodate, good picture of AI and its possibilities and restrictions. It also clarifies some terminology that is still not fully established. A very clear structure, well divided to sections. Tasks vary from easy to really challenging ones, at least for a person who has not studied maths and statistics other than the basics.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is easy to digest and perfectly suitable for the target market - all residents of Finland, except - I am in South Africa and I completed the course. It's a type of course that keeps a person captivated. The course is well written and very informative. In my opinion the course achieves what it was set out to do.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was inspiring and fun to take; still it taught me efficiently the main elements of AI. As a professional not related to technology at all (medical doctor) I found the course comprehensible. I recommend this course to anyone interested in AI, regardless of educational background.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was an introduction to a few concepts of AI which I found well explained. But there still have place for improvement. The exercises were useful but a little bit hard to resolve. Overall, this is a useful introduction of AI. Now I am waiting for the practives version of it.
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Anonymous
5.0 yesterday
Anonymous completed this course.
A solid introduction to the thinking behind and some of the main concepts of AI. Does not really require any prerequisites and is quite a quick course to complete if you have the time. Really recommend it to someone without a lot of knowledge in the subject.
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Gives you the basic understanding regarding AI and machine learning. Course is perfect for people outside the industry who want to understand where the world is heading and for people who are beginning their studies in related fields.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good and thorough overview of AI with exercises in between the sections. It is fully possible to complete the course without extensive math skills or prior knowledge of AI. Warmly recommend this to everyone interested in AI.
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Dayitva G
5.0 6 days ago
by Dayitva completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course is a really good one for beginners in AI. It's also really engaging and introduces some of the most important concepts need to get started in AI. But be prepared to read a lot. The course has a lot of links.
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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I recommend this course to everyone! It gives a good view to the current state of the AI. The tasks are not always easy to solve but they give a good challenge and motivate to read the theory well.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Well structured, suitable for students with different competences or previous knowledge of AI , well written, easy to follow still giving you solid knowledge and idea of AI and its different applications
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting online course, worked technically very well on eg the phone. Logical training path on the subject of AI, good balance of mathematical exercises and more understanding the concepts.
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course gave me what it promised. I got a good understanding of AI, its principles, applications and other stuff - especially, what AI is and what it isn't. I highly recommend this course!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A great overview of AI fundamentals, explained so that it is easy to understand.

It was easy to study just with a mobile phone browser, in some exercises pen and paper were nice to have.
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Kisun P
5.0 2 months ago
by Kisun completed this course.
One of the best MOOCs I have taken. If you agree that AI has a future and you are concerned how it will affect your life or the life around you, this course is for you!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent class to get an introduction on AI. Clear, well organized and engaging. You just basic algebra knowledge to take her he class. No programming skills required.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Simple enough for anybody with no prior knowledge of AI. Very well constructed. A great way to better understand this topic usually badly explained by the media.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Course eas written and excecuted very nicely, the text was engaging and though the subject eas new to me I had no trouble of making the exercises.
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