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Udacity drives AI understanding for business leaders

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 28, 2020, 9:18 am IST
Updated Feb 28, 2020, 9:18 am IST
Udacity has worked closely with the BMW Group on the design and creation of the Executive Program.
This new Executive Program is divided into different phases in which participants learn to understand, apply, and evaluate AI and the data it leverages.
 This new Executive Program is divided into different phases in which participants learn to understand, apply, and evaluate AI and the data it leverages.

Udacity, the digital learning and workforce skilling platform, launched a new "AI for Business Leaders" Executive Program in close cooperation with the BMW Group. The program introduces the technical foundations and business applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to executives responsible for making strategic technology decisions within their companies.

AI is transforming many aspects of the workplace. What is often missing, however, is the understanding within management of how best to apply these new technologies to fully exploit their potential. To help management teams overcome this obstacle, Udacity has worked closely with the BMW Group on the design and creation of the Executive Program. The BMW Group has been skilling its employees for over two years using Udacity’s courses, with a particular focus on data analysis and machine learning. 

 

This new Executive Program is divided into different phases in which participants learn to understand, apply, and evaluate AI and the data it leverages. For the capstone project, participants will then develop and implement an AI strategy for their own company or with a predefined business scenario for an automotive manufacturer, or a news and telecommunications conglomerate. The strategy needs to be technically achievable and highly impactful on the business, based on the evaluation of various AI-enabled use cases. The course will also cover emerging areas such as accuracy, bias, and ethics.

The distinguishing elements of Udacity’s courses are the emphasis on real-world projects, commercial content and case studies, the thousands of industry experts who act as mentors to learners, and the ability to seamlessly integrate learning into working schedules while gaining a formal qualification.  

The AI for Leaders Executive Program will be available at the end of February. The course takes four to six weeks to complete and it is included in the subscriptions of Udacity enterprise customers. To learn more, please visit the AI for Business Leaders Executive Program at udacity.com.

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