Led by Professors Andrew Stephen and Luciano Floridi, and supported by Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, the initiative will explore how AI has been used to support and advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Oxford Artificial Intelligence Programme
- 6 weeks
- Short programme
About the programme
To understand artifical intelligence (AI) and its true potential - what it can and can't do - you need to understand how the technology works.
The Oxford Artificial Intelligence Programme is designed for managers, business leaders, and technical professionals across multiple functions and industries looking to understand the workings, possibilities, and ethics of AI technology. It provides a unique opportunity to develop an informed opinion about AI’s applications, as you reflect on its implications and limitations whilst building a business case for its implementation.
The University of Oxford is a global centre for AI, with world-class research ranging from practical applications through to quantitative and computational principles of AI. Saïd Business School is at the heart of this work, with ongoing research such as The Oxford Initiative on AI×SDGs. The programme draws on this unique environment and multidisciplinary experts exclusively sourced from across the University of Oxford to provide a comprehensive exploration of AI and machine learning.
Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will become part of a community, learning together through a dedicated Online Campus.
An introduction to the programme
What our alumni say
It is one of the best programmes I’ve ever attended. I would call it an action-packed thriller technology course... It is like parallel processing computers, where we get so much knowledge and so many ideas from fellow students.
On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:
- The ability to assess the implications and applications of AI in your industry, and build a business case for its implementation
- A robust framework to critically examine the social implications and ethics of AI
- A conceptual understanding of machine learning algorithms, deep learning, and neural networks
- Access to Oxford's unique ecosystem of AI research and development
- Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn
The thinking behind the programme
The last decade has seen impressive advances in AI technology, which are proving their value in a huge range of new application areas.
Our programme provides a practical way of accessing the world of AI and machine learning algorithms through world-leading research. During your learning journey, you will also consider the ethics of AI and explore philosophical questions about the nature of the technology. While there is genuine cause for excitement about advances in AI, there is also a lot of unsubstantiated hype. Our faculty will showcase the reality of AI and machine learning, and they will show you where AI is now, where it may go, and how Oxford is positioned to be at the forefront of these developments.
You will be encouraged to critically appraise empirical research, tactile experience, and real-life case studies to form your own conclusions about AI's applications and its future place in business and society. This learning is delivered around several key frameworks developed for the programme:
- Framework for AI
- Ethical framework for AI
- Framework for making a business case
Alex Barr, Janus Henderson fund manager and City of London councilman, talks about the potential implications of AI in business and its impact on organisations, and shares his experiences of the programme.
Welcome to your online campus.
Applications to join the programme will be accepted until the end of the orientation module.
Artificial Intelligence ecosystem.
Explore the history and potential of AI within the context of the digital ecosystem.
AI and machine Learning: Understanding the black box.
Delve into the mechanics of the three main types of machine learning: supervised, reinforcement, and unsupervised learning.
Understanding deep learning and neural networks.
Understand what deep learning is and how it is powering the modern approach to AI.
Working with intelligent machines.
Explore the concept of intelligence in machines and the impact of AI in the labour market.
The ethics of artificial intelligence.
Explore the hierarchy of ethical and legal considerations around AI.
How to drive AI in your business.
Identify the potential business opportunity of AI in a specific context.
New AI research initiative
Options for organisations
If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s L&D strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience across teams.