BOSTON, MA: Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science Executive Education Program has launched an Introduction to Artificial Intelligence online course for software developers and other professionals looking to develop their knowledge of artificial intelligence (AI) and gain a deeper understanding of AI tools and techniques. This course is being launched in collaboration with Emeritus, the global leader in executive learning.
Spurred on in part by challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s most forward-thinking organizations have accelerated their AI strategies, with AI adoption in business increasing by 270% in the last four years. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence is a 10-week online course designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of AI in both theory and practice, with a focus on modern computational techniques. Participants will evaluate AI problem-solving techniques that are applicable across a range of industries to help them and their organizations stay competitive in this rapidly evolving landscape.
“While many industries shed jobs during the pandemic, demand has remained high for artificial intelligence professionals—the future of AI is happening now,” says Ram Konduru, Director of Executive Education at CMU’s School of Computer Science. “At Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science Executive Education, we are excited to offer this innovative new program that allows participants to help shape what comes next by learning how to put AI to work.”
The new course offering will feature an original visual case study on human-AI interaction in which participants will evaluate the deployment of a new AI application with consideration for the ethical and societal implications of the system.
“AI is proliferating rapidly, permeating every facet of our lives and work, and this program has been designed in response, to help professionals stay ahead of the AI curve,” says Lisa Rohrer, head of university partnerships at Emeritus. “At Emeritus, we are excited to collaborate with Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science Executive Education to provide technology professionals with the opportunity to gain the skills required to help their organization build a competitive edge while also investing in their own career development.”
The 10-week Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course starts December 9, 2021 and is priced at US$2,500, which includes teaching fees, all academic material, and access to online coursework. The course is now open for enrollment through Emeritus. For more information about the course, visit the course page.
About Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science Executive Education Program
Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science Executive Education Program provides organizations and people access to the skills and tools necessary to solve real world technical problems by equipping them with the experience, insights and novel solutions developed by our community of computer science experts. From custom training programs to online individualized learning, our cutting-edge programming—backed by faculty who pioneered the field—takes skillsets to the next level, providing tools for technology leaders to tackle their organization’s technological challenges. Learn more.
Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. It does this by collaborating with more than 50 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies, and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art Technology, curriculum innovation, and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors, and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80+ countries. Founded in 2015, Emeritus, part of Eruditus Group, has more than 1,400 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion, and is backed by Accel, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and Bertelsmann.