Led by Professors Andrew Stephen and Luciano Floridi, and supported by Facebook, Google and Microsoft, the initiative will explore how Artificial Intelligence (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
The programme begins with the orientation module on 16 October, however we will continue to accept registrations until Module 1 on 23 October.
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
Welcome to your Online Campus
Artificial Intelligence ecosystem
AI and Machine Learning: Understanding the black box
Understanding deep learning and neural networks
Working with intelligent machines
The ethics of artificial intelligence
How to drive AI in your business