Launchpad to AI – An Introduction to Applications, Risks, and Opportunities


The online course “Launchpad to Fundamental Questions on AI” by Kiron Open Higher Education builds on the popular and style-defining comic strip “We need to talk, AI” by Dr. Julia Schneider and Lena Kadriye Ziyal. The course is divided into 4 modules and aims to introduce central topics in the context of Artificial Intelligence and to teach learners a reflected and conscious approach to AI. The learning offer combines self-study as well as sharing of ideas and discussions (reflection) two formats to enable an entertaining acquisition of knowledge and competence.

Which topics will be covered?

  • Functionality of an algorithm 
  • Application areas of AI and their development in everyday life  
  • Importance of data security and data protection 
  • Challenges in questions of human-machine interaction 
  • Development of AI 
  • Opportunities, risks and challenges of AI

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • understand the connection between data, algorithms and AI.
  • reflect the handling of AI. 
  • make use of AI based services.   
  • name essential data protection issues. 

Which prerequisites do I need to fulfill?

  • Basics, no previous knowledge required 
  • Language skills: Academic English (C1 CEFR) is required 
  • No specific addressing of subject group/s 

Provided ByKI Campus
Type of providerMOOC provider
Provided atKI Campus
Learning opportunity typeMOOC
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Workload in hours4
Admission procedureOpen to all
Type of credentialCertificate of participation
ISCEDF Code0688 - Interdisciplinary programmes involving broad field 06
Education subjectIT
Learning settingsnon formal learning
Learning outcomeprinciples of artificial intelligence
The artificial intelligence theories, applied principles, architectures and systems, such as intelligent agents, multi-agent systems, expert systems, rule-based systems, neural networks, ontologies and cognition theories.
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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 typeautomated
Assessment formatquiz
Awarding opportunitycertificate of participation
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