Introduction to artificial intelligence

Course Dates: 24/01/25 - 31/01/25
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk say it's humanity's biggest threat, but you use it every day. Learn what artificial intelligence is, what it will become, and how it works.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Introduction to artificial intelligence
  • Course Code: CART01
  • Dates: 24/01/25 - 31/01/25
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
  • Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

Course Code: CART01

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Fri, day, 24 Jan - 31 Jan '25

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Artificial intelligence is one the hottest topics in technology these days, but few understand the technology behind it. This course will introduce you to the ways in which machines think like humans. You will also develop an understanding of the ethical implications (including why you might lose your job soon).

Participants who will attend the full course will receive a City Lit certificate of attendance electronically for their CV or CPD records. The certificate will show your name, course title and dates of the course you have attended.

You can choose to attend this course either live online or in person.
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will cover a brief history of AI, current developments, and challenges ahead. We will also look at various machine learning methods, and you will even get to program your own AI!

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Explain various ways in which machines can learn like humans. You will be able to discuss AI in an informed and educated manner.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is introductory, so no skills needed. All levels welcome.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The session will consist of short, interactive lectures, a programming session, and an informal debate. No work outside class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our Programming and Maths courses and click here to view our web development courses.

Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

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