AI & Machine Learning for Business

This class will provide executives, managers, consultants, educators, and technologists with a foundational understanding of AI and how it can be leveraged to effectively create value in their organizations. We will start by building a solid understanding of the technologies behind modern AI tools and applications. These including machine learning, deep learning, generative AI and large language models. We will discuss the intuition of how these technologies work without getting bogged down in the technical details. Students will understand how these technologies are leading to transformative new AI applications such as ChatGPT and Large Language Models, and how AI applications are disrupting modern businesses and organizations. Students will also understand how organizations can best leverage AI to drive value. Students will learn and discuss the challenges of using AI, how AI is transforming the nature of work, and the many ethical and societal issues AI presents.