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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most talked-about technologies today – delivering some of the most impressive technological advances of recent years and transforming entire industries.

This 6-week flexible online course will teach you all you need to know to be a part of this exciting, transformational new era in global technological development.

Taught by leading industry experts in AI and data science, the course will introduce you to core AI capabilities. Utilising a problem-based learning approach, you’ll discuss each AI capability in the context of a real-life business case study.

The interactive AI and Machine Learning for Business  course from University of Southampton will enable you to:

  • Explain what AI is, the role it can play, and the potential benefits it can bring to your organisation
  • Identify the primary capabilities of AI and the core associated technologies needed to deliver them
  • Outline the different components required to deliver complex AI systems (e.g. autonomous cars, intelligent assistants)
  • Discuss the ethical implications of AI in different areas of the economy, government and society
  • Identify different types, characteristics, and uses of data in AI solutions
  • Identify software which can be used to process, analyse, and extract meaning from natural language, images and numerical data to develop insights and understanding

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description

      As an online student, you also have the opportunity to approach your classes in a synchronous or an asynchronous manner. Participate in our live lectures and discussions as they take place, or alternatively, watch them back afterwards and work to your own schedule.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • What AI is and its main classes of applications and capabilities
  • The differences between different types of AI technologies
  • Core technologies associated with AI
  • The relationship between AI and other technology trends such as big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • The role of data in AI
  • The challenges in applying AI within organisations
  • The limitations of AI


Business practitioners, analysts, consultants, managers, executives, etc.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Good basic understanding of technology. Previous coding experience is not essential


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