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AI for professionals – Introduction

This course is an introduction to AI for professionals in the industry and public organizations who have knowledge in engineering and system development. The course gives a wide perspective on different well-established AI methods and tools in order to show the potential opportunities to develop new AI-based technologies.

Time and Registration

Please contact Juan Carlos Nieves for more information about the course.

About the course 

There is a vast amount of AI algorithms and AI software tools to build intelligent computer programs. The course gives a wide perspective on different well-established AI methods and tools in order to show the potential opportunities to develop new AI-based technologies.

The main themes of the course are theories and algorithms. We will start from classical AI and continue to the emerging machine learning algorithms of today. The course also introduces the social implications of AI-based technologies, such as the responsible development of AI.

Expected Learning Outcomes

There are three main expected learning outcomes for the students attending this course:

  • Describe concepts, methods, and theories of automated reasoning, decision-making, planning and search, machine learning, and multiagent systems.
  • Design and evaluate intelligent software agents.
  • Discuss the effect on society of emerging AI-based technologies.

Certification

The course corresponds to 3 ECTs and consists of eight lectures with exercises, divided over three days, combined with home assignments, and a fourth day for presenting assignments. The course is developed by the Department of Computing Science as part of AI Competence for Sweden, in dialogue with Örebro University and their SMARTER program for industry.

A certificate of attendance will be provided, but no formal credits in this edition of the course. Note that presence during the three days and submitting home assignments is obligatory to receive the certificate.

AI Competence for Sweden

Umeå University is one of ten universities that are part of the governmental initiative AI Competence for Sweden, aimed at raising the knowledge about AI in society and build a national platform for education and research.