WSP 152 — A Crash Course in Artificial Intelligence

“Everything you wanted to know about artificial intelligence (AI) but were afraid to ask! AI, inspired by our understanding of how the human brain learns and processes information, has given rise to powerful techniques known as neural networks and deep learning. This workshop will provide a high-level overview of these and other artificial intelligence techniques. Through pre-built hands-on exercises, we will discuss how current AI platforms compare with how the brain works, how systems actually “learn,” and how to build and apply neural networks. We will also discuss the societal and ethical issues surrounding the real-world applications of neural networks. By the end of the course, students will understand how AI techniques work so they can: (1) converse with neural network practitioners and companies; (2) critically evaluate AI news stories and technologies; and (3) consider what the future of AI can hold and what barriers need to be overcome with current neural network models. This workshop is ideal for product managers who interact with data scientists, software engineers who wish for more AI exposure, and anyone in the general public who wants to know how current AI works.
Ronjon Nag, Interdisciplinary Fellow, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute; Fellow, Stanford Center for the Study of Language and Information; Founder and Managing Partner, R42 Group

Ronjon Nag has invented and deployed artificial intelligence systems for over three decades. He received a PhD in engineering from Cambridge, an MS from MIT, and the IET Mountbatten Medal, and he was a Harkness Fellow at Stanford. Companies he has co-founded or advised have been sold to Motorola, BlackBerry, and Apple.”

https://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/courses/professional-and-personal-development/a-crash-course-in-artificial-intelligence/20194_WSP-152

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE:
IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS STRATEGY

“Gain the knowledge and confidence to support the integration of AI into your organization.

YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1 – A practical grounding in artificial intelligence (AI) and its business applications, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence you need to transform your organization into an innovative, efficient, and sustainable company of the future.

2 – The ability to lead informed, strategic decision-making and augment business performance by integrating key AI management and leadership insights into the way your organization operates.

3 – A powerful dual-perspective from two MIT schools – the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory – offering you a sound conceptual understanding of AI technologies through a business lens.”

https://executive-education-online.mit.edu/presentations/lp/mit-artificial-intelligence-online-short-course/?

Socratic is Google’s new AI studying tool for students – 9to5Google

  • “Searching on Google.com is one way to find answers, but the company now offers a more dedicated lookup experience catered towards learning. Last year, Google acquired mobile learning app Socratic and is today relaunching it with “Google AI.”
  • Google AI is being leveraged with dedicated algorithms that break down Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, and Literature problems, with Socratic also having the ability to simplify concepts into smaller, easier-to-understand lessons.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/9to5google.com/2020/02/17/socratic-by-google/amp/

How can we prepare students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? 5 lessons from innovative schools around the world

  • “16 schools, systems and initiatives around the world are preparing the next generation for the changing world.
  • The most innovative institutions are shaking up the traditional classroom approach.
  • It’s important to provide students with the digital skills necessary for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/schools-of-the-future-report-2020-education-changing-world/