Applied AI Pod

World’s #1 AI MOOC w/ creator Prof. Teemu Roos: AI Course, AI Perception, Finland, Education & Learning

Episode Summary

In 2018, technology company Reaktor and the University of Helsinki came together with the goal to build a free online course to teach the basics of AI to people from a wide range of backgrounds. Elements of AI was brought to life, on a mission to create a worldwide movement that helps people be empowered, not threatened by AI. What makes Elements of AI so great for being ranked world’s #1 AI course, we find out from its one of the very creators, prof Teemu Roos, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. Teemu Roos is an expert and educator in AI, machine learning, and data science. The course includes modules on machine learning, neural networks, the philosophy of artificial intelligence and the use of artificial intelligence to solve problems. It consists of two parts: Introduction to AI and its sequel, Building AI. The course explains the implications of AI in real-life situations with interactive exercises. Stats: 600,000+ citizens and best user ratings around the world. Across 170 countries. 40% of course takers are female, and 25% are over 45 yrs old. 2 ECTS credits, 25h avg completion time, 6 chapters, 25 exercises. Age, profession or country doesn't matter. After taking the course, students can: * 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 Fun fact: As a gift marking the end of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Finland is on a mission to extend free access to the Elements of AI course in all EU languages during 2020/2021 and educate 1# of the EU citizens into the basics of AI.

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