Artificial Intelligence: An Overview

The MOOC will provide a non-technical overview of the artificial intelligence field. Initially, a discussion on the birth of AI is provided, remarking the seminal ideas and preliminary goals. Furthermore, the crucial weaknesses are presented and how these weaknesses have been circumvented. Then, the current state of AI is presented, in terms of goals, importance at national level, and strategies. Moreover, the taxonomy of the AI topics is presented.

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This MOOC is one of the MOOCs of the series titled “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”, aimed at providing technical and non-technical, including historical and political, notions on artificial intelligence. The series investigates why artificial intelligence is nowadays considered the most disruptive enabling technologies up to at least 2050 and gives basic groundings for a preliminary approach to the area. It also deepens ethical issues and national strategies.

From the birth of AI to recent achievements: how and why AI has become worldwide one of the most important enabling technologies.

Provided ByPolitecnico di Milano
Type of providerHE Institution
Learning opportunity typeMOOC
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Start date2021-08-30
End date2022-03-27
Workload in hours10
Admission procedureOpen to all
Price detailsYou can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.
AssessmentsTo successfully complete this course, and henceforth receive the certificate of accomplishment, it is necessary to pass the quiz with 60%.
Type of credentialCertificate of participation
ISCEDF Code061 - Information and Communication Technologies
Education subject061 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
Learning settingsnon formal learning
Learning outcome
Learning outcomeArtificial Intelligence – LO – Explain the need
Explain the need for national strategies on AI
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Learning outcomeArtificial Intelligence – LO – Explain the seminal
Explain the seminal ideas leading to the birth of AI, the major difficulties and how the international community overtook them
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Learning outcomeArtificial Intelligence – LO – Identify
Identify the major Italian and European players on AI and their scope
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Assessor typeartificial intelligence
Assessment formatautomatic grading
Awarding opportunityThe Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completes the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions by the end of the edition. You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website. Once you have successfully passed the course, you can request the Certificate of Accomplishment without waiting for the end of the edition. The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.

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