Oxford Artificial Intelligence Programme

Artificial intelligence
Understand the mechanics behind AI, its potential and its challenges

Start date:

Duration:

  • 6 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme

Location:

  • Online

Cost:

  • £2,650

About the programme

Drawing on research and knowledge from across the wider University of Oxford, you will explore the mechanisms and concepts behind AI.

The programme will provide you with a sound understanding of the technology: its history, functionality and capability, as well as the challenges that are inherent in its methods.

You will also have the opportunity to develop an informed opinion about AI's application as you reflect on its implications and limitations and build a business case for its implementation.

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will become part of a community, learning together through a dedicated Online Campus. 

The thinking behind the programme

The last decade has seen impressive advances in AI, which are proving their value in a huge range of new application areas.

In order to understand AI and its true potential - what it can and can't do - people need to understand how the technology works. The University of Oxford is a global centre for AI research, with world-class research ranging from practical applications such as robotics, driverless cars, healthcare, finance and law, through to quantitative and computational principles of AI.

Our programme provides a practical way of accessing this world leading research, and during your learning journey you will also consider the ethical and philosophical questions about the nature of AI. 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.

An introduction to the programme

AI robot

Meet the faculty

The programme is led by Professor Matthias Holweg, who brings together expert insights with faculty from Oxford Saïd and the wider University of Oxford. 

Take a look at the research that is driving the AI conversation and discover how this is helping to change the world. 

Programme curriculum

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

AI: what is all the hype about?

Module 2

AI's engine room: how do machines learn from data?

Module 3

Current frontiers: deep learning and the latest trends in AI

Module 4

Working with intelligent machines

Module 5

Setting the boundaries of AI

Module 6

Making a business case for AI